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For the Record (3)

Two leaders of an Afghan ruling party faction hostile to President Babrak Karmal have been promoted in what may be an effort to broaden the base of the Soviet-backed government. The two belong to the People's Democratic Party Khalq faction, which is bitterly opposed to the Parcham wing led by President Karmal. The promotions were decided at a joint meeting of Afghanistan's Revolutionary Council and Politburo.