The Council of State, at the
proposal of its President, has agreed the following
1. To release from his position as
Vice President of the Council of Ministers José
Ramón Fernández Alvarez, who has held this
responsibility for many years.
Taking into account his experience
and positive results in the exercise of his position,
particularly his contribution to the country’s
educational development, José Ramón Fernández
Alvarez, has been appointed Advisor to the President
of the Councils of State and Ministers.
2. To promote Miguel Díaz-Canel
Bermúdez to the position of Vice President of the
Council of Ministers, releasing him from his
responsibility as Minister of Higher Education.
3. To promote to the position of
Minister of Higher Education Rodolfo Alarcón Ortiz,
currently Deputy Minister of this entity.
4. To release José M. Miyar Barrueco
from his position as Minister of Science, Technology
and the Environment. Taking into account his
meritorious role and results in the development of
the country’s scientific activity, plus his
experience, he has been appointed director of the
Higher Organization of Business Leadership, to be
created subordinate to the Council of Ministers, to
head research, development, production and
commercialization of medicaments, a sphere which he
has personally directed since the creation of the
5. To promote to Minister of Science,
Technology and the Environment Elba Rosa Pérez
Montoya, who has led the Central Committee of the
Communist Party’s Science Department since 2006.