MOROCCO: Trouble with a Texan

Throughout the four years of his nation's independence, earnest King Mohammed V has tried to find politicians who will govern Morocco to suit him. The first government he installed collapsed because the main political party, Istiqlal (Independence ), thought the Premier was too pro-French. Since December 1958, Premier Abdallah Ibrahim, 41, has governed at the head of an uneasy coalition whose backbone was the leftist Union Nationale des Forces Popnlaires. He devalued the Moroccan franc, obtained U.S. agreement to the evacuation of air and naval bases by 1963, talked of sweeping economic reforms and nibbled away at the King's...

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