ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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East-West Trade- Warning to India

put into cold storage, and a border agreement was signed with China. A constitution was adopted in 1964 and activated with the first meeting of the new parliament in October 1965. The lower house of parliament, the Wolesi Jirgah or House of the People, was elected by universal franchise. While in theory the Prime Minister and his Cabinet could be ejected by a two-thirds vote of no-confidence in the Jirgah, all the governments which were in power since 1965 found it necessary to maintain a closer rapport with the King than with the Jirgah which was easily manipulated due to the absence of any political party worth the name and because of the varied tribal affiliations of its members. It is unlikely that Mohammad Daud with his royalist, feudal background, will now pay more than lip service to the cause of democracy.

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