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Cuba's National Assembly meets in Havana, live-tweets proceedings for 1st time via new account

  • Cuba's President Raul Castro attends a National Assembly session, as he sits next to the chair that Fidel Castro always used, left empty, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The parliament is holding one of its twice-annual regular sessions with a new twist: It's live-tweeting the proceedings for the first time. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)

    Cuba's President Raul Castro attends a National Assembly session, as he sits next to the chair that Fidel Castro always used, left empty, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The parliament is holding one of its twice-annual regular sessions with a new twist: It's live-tweeting the proceedings for the first time. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, applauds alongside Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, and Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura during a National Assembly session in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. State-run website Cubadebate reports that the body is considering a final budget report for 2014 and the status of Cuba's economic plan over the first half of this year. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)

    Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, applauds alongside Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, and Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura during a National Assembly session in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. State-run website Cubadebate reports that the body is considering a final budget report for 2014 and the status of Cuba's economic plan over the first half of this year. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, speaks with Marino Murillo, vice president of the Council of Ministers, during a National Assembly session in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Castro is expected to speak to the body, in what would be his first public comments since the United States and Cuba announced they will re-establish diplomatic relations next Monday and reopen embassies in each other's respective capitals. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)

    Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, speaks with Marino Murillo, vice president of the Council of Ministers, during a National Assembly session in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Castro is expected to speak to the body, in what would be his first public comments since the United States and Cuba announced they will re-establish diplomatic relations next Monday and reopen embassies in each other's respective capitals. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)  (The Associated Press)

Cuba's parliament is holding one of its twice-annual regular sessions with a new twist: It's live-tweeting the proceedings for the first time.

Official media say President Raul Castro is attending the gathering.

State-run website Cubadebate reports that the body is considering a final budget report for 2014 and the status of Cuba's economic plan over the first half of this year.

Foreign journalists are not allowed access and the meeting is not televised.

But the National Assembly has a recentIy activated Twitter account and it's been carrying tweets about Wednesday's gathering, such as parliament president Esteban Lazo calling the body to order.