REPORT THAT CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDC) LEADERSHIP HAS DECIDED TO ADOPT A

Created: 9/1/1972

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THE PDC LEADERSHIP, INCLUDING PARTY PRESIDENT RENAN FUENTEALBA, HAS COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE PDC MUSTOSTURE OF FIRM CONFRONTATION TOWARD.HICH THE PARIY BELIEVESECESSARY IN VIEW OF GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO INTIMIDATE THE POLITICALITION AND INCREASE ITS ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL OVER THE COUNTRY. THIS CONCLUSION HAS BEEN REACHEDESULT OF HEIGHTENING POLITICAL TENSIONS. EFFORTS TO CENSURE AND CLOSE OPPOSITION RADIO. OUTLETS, SUCH AS RADIOJHIIERA OF VALPARAISO AND.RADIO AGRICULTURA OF LOS ANGELES* h: j|

CURRENT STANCE OF THE PARTY TOWARD

THE! GOVERNMENTEPARTURE FROH THE PROPENSITY. OF THE! PDC IN 0

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THE'PAST-TO DEFUSE POTENTIAL POLITICAL UPHEAVALS THROUJH, DIALOGUEOST PDC LEADERS REALIZE THAT ANY EFFORT BY THEIDC TO NEGOTIATE. WITH THE GOVERNMENT AT THIS TIME WOULO .RESULT IDESPREAD REVOLT AMONG THE PARIT BASES, WHICH COULD RESULT

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COUNCIL MEET INS OF THE PDC HAS BEEN* SCHEDULEDHEOLITICAL POSTURE TOWARD THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE THE SINGLE, ITER. ON THE AGENDA. FORMER PRESIDENT FREI AND RADOMIRODC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN THE0 ELECTIONS,

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THE FEELING THAT THE PDC MUST iMAINTA IN POSTURE OF STRONG; OPPOSITION TO THE U. P. GOVERNMENT IS UNANIMOUSLY SHARED BYEADERSHIP. PDC LEADERS|VIEV THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AS BEING; EXTREMELY. CRITICAL, AND THERE IS AN ^INCREASING SXEPTICISM THAT

THE3 ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD AST IS BELIEVED THAT PRIOR TO THE. ELECTIONS THERE VILL BE INCREASING CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT ON THE ONE SIDE AND THE POLITICAL PARTIES, PRIVATE SECTOR, STUDENTS, ETC. ON THE OTHER. THIS COLLI" EVENTUALLY LEADATIONWIDE SERIES

OT protests which would parlyze the couitry arc cause the downfall Cf. government. it is important, however, that if such

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