PANAMANIAN SITUATION AS OF 2 PM EDT

Created: 9/26/1968

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8 SU3JdC- i Panar.iar.ian Situation asM EDT

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1. Jiccont ra-sorts that president-elect. Arias inter.do to -stic chan^oo ia tho top leadership of the National

Cormandantoror.ptcd coup

iluding the rstiresisn'; oftCae -'relief of otht- keyfficers likely to bodissidents,

uny uoELmmuers, nave asked General Vollarino toii ultiziatuai to Arias.

Although the orficors involved have

ve- uhe crovernment as oorly as this evar.ing,to tet apparently hingesaetingno and Arias now taking place. Confrontea with uhia sort ct ulttiaatuia. Arias moy beok off, at leaet temporarily, in order tooup that would prevent his inauguration :ic:cu Tuesday.

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