PRESSURE ON ALLENDE FOR EXTRACONSTITUTIONAL MEASURES

Created: 6/8/1973

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framework, president ALLENDE DISAGREED KITh THIS OPINION AND STRONGLY STATED THAT IT UAS FUNDAMENTAL FOR HIM TO RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION. OESPITE THE problems WHICH are CURRENTLY FACING THE COUNTRY. as HE AGREED TO dc prior TO HIS confirmation BYS ;s B. jBJH COHHENT I DESPITCcNEE's STAND.

u.p. party leaders feel'that the president hill respect the c)

MAJORITY vieh OF' IN THIS issue.)

A BASIC AGREEMENT REGARDING THE NEED TOPOMER bases OF THE POLITICAL OPPOSITION) THE JUDICIARY AND THE OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLERU.P. LEADERS* decided THAT THE GOVERNHENT SHOULD UNDERYAKE ACTIONSl A) CAPITALIZE TO THE GREATEST degreeOPPORTUNITIES TO. CONTROL OVER ALL ASPECTS OFINFORMATION HEOIAI B) INITIATE OIRECT CONFRONTATIONS nITHREE INSTITUTIONAL POWERS CONTROLLED BY YHE OPPOSITION) AND

ItSt'lYl|TS* parity"of 'income* throuoh the planINGLE

SCALE OP WAGE AND SALARY"AOjUSTMENTS .

LIOMT'Of THE FOREGOING.LEADERS AGREED.OBJECTIONS of THE PRESIDENT. TO FOLLOWINGACTIONS IN THE GOVERNMENT'S OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE

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OPPOSITION, f. iRST, THE GOVERNMENT MUST NOT ALLOW ANY INTERCHANGE OR CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENTS OP THE HOUSES OP CONGRESS AND THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL. SECONDLY. THE PRESIDENT MUST

THAT PORTION Or THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM BILL ONAREAS WHICH HE SENT TO THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL ON 5OBJECTIVE OF THIS IS TO IGNORE COMPLETELY ThEOVER ThE THREE AREAS BILL* THIRDLY.ITH ITS TACTIC OF HAVING ANJBAL . OF GDVfBNHENT, PRESENT NO DETENSE IN RELATION TOCASE AGAINST HIM OVER THE CLOSURE OF RADIOU.P. ASSUMES THAT THE COURTS WILL RULE AQAINST PALMA. WILL HAKE NO DEFENSE OF HIS ACTIONS. IF PALHA IS INBY THE COURTS*, BELIEVES THE INCIDENTAN IOEAL RALLYING POINTASSIVE POPULARWOULD WORK TO REDUCE THE AUTHORITY OF THE(C)

COMMENTl , DOES NOTVE THAT THE COURTS "ILL HAND OUT ANY. HARSH PUNISHMENT TO PALMA ON THIS ISSUE. j PALHA IS BEING CHARGED..IN CRIMINAL COURT FOR FAILING TO COMPLYOURT ORDER TO REOPEN RADIO AGRICULTURA. REFERENCE IS HADE TO EMBASSY TELEGRAMOR BACKGROUND DETAILS, )

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The fourth proposal, hhicm'js the CNtk president allende is host

in opposition to, relates ;t0 inst those stations which at one tihe or another joineo with agriculturaombined radio network. believe that'these radio stations should be closed down FflR; given :nuhber Of says JOR that" legal charges should bej acmnst them".

ithinthe only discrepancy between theindividual parties regarding the question of strongeragainst the'opposition is between the pcch and the ps. however, the differences relate only to the tactics which should be followed. 'the pcch believes that the best strategy would be to use concrete'political issues to attack the opposition's strength, while the ps favors the initiationelligerent program to be carried forward at all levels against the opposition. for example, one sector or the ps is suggesting that the three areas

bill should be enacted into law in its entirety. which would return the'private enterprises taken over by the state since

O THEIR ORIGINALHIS.. BELIEVES. WOULD BRING ABOUTOPULAR OUTCRY THAT THE CLASS STRUGGLE

CHILE WOULD BE INTENSIFIED.

THE CONSTITUTIONAL

BILL ON THE THREEF PROHULQATED. WOULD RENDER INVALID THOSE ENTERPRISES IN WHICH THE" STATE HAS PURCHASED THE CONTROLLING STOCK. PRIMARILY! THIS WOULD APPLY TL THE STATE TAKE-OVER OF THE CHILEAN BANKS. RACTICAL STANDPOINT. THE ENACTHENT OF THE BILL WOULD IN ALL PROBABILITY NOT SIGNIFY THE RETURN Of'THE RESPECTIVE ENTERPRISE TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS. RATHER, IT WOULD'PR08ABLY ENTAIL THE NEED TO FORMALIZE STATE OWNERSHIP THROUGH CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.)

9, 'AS PART OF ITS PLANNED OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE OPPOSITION. THE.SPATE OF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS; AGAINST'MEH8ERS:OF'ALLENbE'S 'CABINET, . PARTIES HAVE AGREED THAT ANY MINISTER OR QOVERNHENT OFFICIAL whO( IS* IMPEACHES IS-'TO "BS-'APPOINTEDflRE IMPORTANTOUALLY-PReSJIGlOUS-PDSITION^INTHE EXECUTIVE. . LEADERS HAVE ALSO AGREED' THAT iIF THEABINET' IS IMPEACHED,"THE PRESIDENT, Hlli. CONTINUE TO GOVERN WITH THE SAME PERSONALITIES. mmmm%ZV**iH'r * PRESUMABLY., PLANS TO CONTINUE Hi TH ITS

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or snitching cabinet ministers to different cabinet POSITIONS'FOUO'nING congressional impeachment.!'

u.p. leaders also discussed the possibilityforces intervention'in the political processune meeting. . leaders concluded that

they did not have sufficient information to judge properly the

possibilities oft the same time. they also concluded that!'the opposition is probably no better informed than the government on developments wtthin the armed forces.

final point discussed ATune MEETINGproblem OF the state sugarproducing enterprise nsa.).

IT has pointed out during the meeting that because OF technical failures. IT will be necesarynsa TO close down production for one month, this shut-down willwoirst. iansa will have TO destroy'the incoming shipments OF sugar beets. since'they cannot be stored) and* secondly. the shut-down hill cause" a'-.furt.her disruption OF* the current inadequate supply of

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UNE TOWARD THE OPPOSITION AND ESPECIALLY TOWARD THE EXTREME RIGHT IN CHILE. THIS SHIFT IN PCCH TACTICS MAKES THE INFORMATION IN THIS'REPORT MORE CREDIBLE. ONFIRMATION HAS as VET BEEN RECE1VE0.REGARDING PCCH WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE IN EXTRA* CQNSTITUTiONAL^ACT"ivlTIES' FURTHERMORE. 'iT IS BELIEVED THAT PRESIDENT ALLENDE NILL BE MORE OF AN OBSTACLE TO ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS THa'N 'iS ANTICIPATED BY THE. LEADERS.)

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