Today In History: National Liberation Council Bans All Political Parties On This Day In 1966

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The National Liberation Council (NLC) having come into power following what is widely acknowledged as a CIA inspired and supported the coup that overthrew President Kwame Nkrumah from power. The Coup was composed of four army officers and four police officers.

It appointed a cabinet of civil servants and promised to restore the democratic government as quickly as possible.

The NLC decreed a ban on the formation of political parties which remained in force until late 1968, but activity by individual figures began much earlier with the appointment of a succession of committees composed of civil servants and politicians as the first step in the return to civilian and representative rule.


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