Nur Muhammad Taraki

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Nur Muhammad Taraki
نور محمد ترکۍ
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the People's Democratic Party
In office
1 January 1965 – 14 September 1979
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byHafizullah Amin
Chairman of the Presidium of the Revolutionary Council
In office
30 April 1978 – 14 September 1979
Preceded byAbdul Qadir
Succeeded byHafizullah Amin
Personal details
Born(1917-07-15)15 July 1917
Nawa, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
Died8 October 1979(1979-10-08) (aged 62)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party of Afghanistan(Khalq)
ProfessionPolitician, journalist, writer

Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917–1979) was an Afghan politician. With other people he founded the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, who stopped the monarchy in Afghanistan. Taraki was president of Afghanistan in 1978 and 1979. Taraki started economic reforms in mid-1978.

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