The Title-less Dictator(s)

Monday, February 28, 2011
According to Reuters:

The Cuban Communist Party has moved forward the election of new leadership to a congress in April where longtime party leader Fidel Castro is expected to step down, sources close to the party said over the weekend.

In other words, Fidel is expected to relinquish his title of First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party.

Thus, expect a whole new round of media hoopla -- similar to 2008, when Fidel announced he was "stepping down" as "President" of Cuba (more specifically, of the Council of State and Ministers).

So what does that make Fidel?

It makes him eerily similar to Qadhafi, who today explained that he "cannot step down because he holds no official position like president or king."

That is -- a title-less dictator.