MOROCCO: Tipping the Balance

After two years of independence, the kingdom of Morocco is still without a constitution or an elected parliament; but power does not rest in the hands of King Mohammed V alone. The government has in effect been run by an uneasy coalition between the King, who became a national hero after the French made the mistake of exiling him in 1953. and the ultra-nationalist Istiqlal Party, which led the agitation for independence. Recognizing Istiqlal strength, Mohammed filled his Cabinet with Istiqlal men but chose as first Premier pro-Western Si M'Barek ben Mustapha el Bekkai, a man without a party....

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