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Will Cuba still be a communist state in 2023?

Since 1965, Cuba has been governed by the Communist Party of Cuba. Cuba is one of few remaining Marxist–Leninist socialist states, where the role of the vanguard Communist Party is enshrined in the Constitution.

As of December 09 2018, only the following countries are one-party states in which the institutions of the ruling Communist Party and the state have become intertwined (and they are generally adherents of Marxism–Leninism in particular): People's Republic of China, Republic of Cuba, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Will Cuba will still be a communist state as measured by having a below 50 score on the Index of Economic Freedom?

This question resolves positive if the 2023 Index of Economic Freedom assigns an index value below 50, indicating "repressed economic activity". Currently, Cuba has an index value of 31.9, meaning a negative resolution requires an 18.1 increase in the index value. This resolves ambiguous if the Heritage Foundation, or the Wall Street Journal does not publish the Index of Economic Freedom values for 2023.

Edit (14/12/18) the resolution criteria now depends on the Index of Economic Freedom assigned to Cuba in 2023.


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