POLITICAL RELATIONS AMONG PARTIES AND JUNTA

Created: 9/29/1973

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GUSTAVO IONTINUES TO BE THE STRONG MAN OF THE JUNTA, ANO THAT HE IGOROUS CHAMPION ofARD-LINE MILITARY GOVERNMENT, FAVORING RETENTION OF POWER BY THE MILITARY FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD AND FAVORING DIRECTIONS WHICH THE PDC VIEWS AS BEING ALONG THE LINESORPORATE STATE. THE PDC LEADERS ALSO CONSIDER THAT JUNTA PRESIDENT GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET AND JUNTA MEMBER GENERALOFT-LINE GOVERNMENT, AND THAT ADMIRAL JOSE MERINO FLUCTUATES BETWEEN SUPPORTINQ THESE TWO SEPARATE PHILOSOPHIES.

2. GENERAL HENDOlA HAS SENT'A MESSAGEEOIUM-LEVEL PDC MEMBEREETING WITH PATRICIO A. POC PRESIDENT, OENERAL PINOCHET ALSO HAS INOICATED TO THE ROC THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH AYLHIN In THE NEAR FUTURE.

ONSEPTEMBER 3

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political activities would officially be declared in the near future. and hehat all political parties would have to

DISMANTLE AND CLOSE THEIR PARTY OFFICES THROUGHOUT THETHE PDc IS IN THE PROCESS OP TRANSFERRING PROPERTIES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE PARTY YO PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PDC MEMBERS OR SYMPATHIZERS. PARTY LEADERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE 'ATE OF RADIO BALHACEDA IN SANTIAGO. WHICH IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE POC AND IS UIDELY KnOHN TO BE OWNED BY THE PARTY. HOWEVER. MANY OF THE OTHER PDC MEDIA AND PROPAGANDA INSTRUMENTS HAVE BEEN IN THE NAMES OF PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS SINCE WELL BEFORE THE jl SEPTEMBER COUP. THESE INCLUDE "LAHE PARTY NEWSPAPER, AND "RADIO COOPERATIVA,THE POC'S OTHER MAJOR RADIO STATION IN SANTIAOO.)

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