Politburo of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan

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The Politburo of the Central Committee of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) or Afghan Politburo was the policy-making organ and institution within the Afghanistan's political structure when the PDPA Central Committee and the PDPA Congress were not in session. Only one politburos was formally elected; at the 1st Congress, despite this, the membership line-up was altered numerous times during the PDPA's existence.

Historical line-up[edit]

1st Politburo[edit]

Full members
Candidate members

Poltiburo members (1984)[edit]

By 1984, eight of the thirteen members and alternate members of the Politburo were Parchamis: [1]

Members of the Parcham faction
Members of the Khalq faction


  1. ^ J. Bruce Amstutz. "Afghanistan". Google Books. Retrieved 2009-03-22. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)