LATIN AMERICA BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 03 NOVEMBER 1993.

Created: 11/3/1993

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SUBJECT: LATIN AMERICA

FOROVEMBER

EVELOPMENTS 2.

FOR CONSTITUTIONAL COUP

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ARMY CHIEF CEDRAS ANDRI ST IDE LEGISLATORS ARE PLANNINGCOUP TODAY TO CREATEFRIJ^rjJfERNJj^NTTHAT NEW PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION,

f. AS A PRIMARY OPTION, THE ST IE TO PRIME MINISTER HALVAL THROJGHOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE. THEY MOULD THEN INVOKE ARTICLEF THE CONSTITUTION AND SHEAR IN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JONASSAINT AS INTERIM PRESIDENT. AFTER THAT, THE LEGISLATORS HOULD NOMINATE GERARD LATORTUE, CURRENTLY SERVING AS TI'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UN IN VIENNA, AS PRIME MINISTER.

THE PLOTTERS BELIEVE LATORTUE'S .EXPERIENCE.

HILL BET CRITICAL IN PERSUADING THE UN TO LIFT SANCTIONS.

CHIEF FRANCOIS HAS NOT AT YESTERDAY'S MEETING, BUT HE SUPPORTS THE PL AH. HE, HOWEVER > STRONGLY OPPOSES THE 'ELECTION OFEH PRIME MINISTER, PREFERRING INSTEAD TO HAVE ONLY AN INTERIM PRESIDENT WHILE PREPARATIONSEM ELECTION ARE UNDER

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IF CETilASTHE RIGHTIST LEGISLATORS ARE UNABLE TO ACHIEVE'lflRun IHEY HAY CALL FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY anh FOR THE CREATION OF AN EMERGENCY LEGISLATIVE BODY ANDOUNCIL nF STATEHEADED BY JONASS Al NTAT HOULD RULE BY DECREE. ASHIRD OPTION, THEY SAY LJLDSUPPOR TOVERNING JUNTA COMPOSED OF CjED_KA5 AND FOUR CIVILIANS.

TO SUPPRESS ANY OPPOSITION, THE PLOTTERS PLAN TO HAVE GROUP FIRE HEAPONS RANTC-MrJDNlGHT AK3 TO TOMORROW AHD ON FRIDAY.THEY HOPE SUCH

EFFORTSL3 HELP INTIMIDATE Ha'TIIUs. nG^RISTIDE^^

SUPPORTERS, INTO STAYING OFF THE STREETS. SHOOTING INCIDENTS HAVE DY INCREASED, 1HLLUU! Wei THL AREA AROUND

MALVAL'S HOME

COMMENT: EVEN IF THEIR TIMETABLE IS OELAYED, REPLACEMENT OF MALVAL ANDEH ELECTION WILL REMAIN CENTRAL TO THE RIGHTIST PL ANN ING THE IDEA OF OUNCIL OF STATE TO GOVERN IS SIMILAR TOORMULA USED IN 0ROUP OF 12 POLITICAL PARTIES NOMINATED REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS SECTORS OF HAITIAN SOCIETY TO GOVERN IN CONJUNCTIONROVISIONAL PRESI DENT

RANK *ND FUE BELIEVE

LAN^TcORD IS UNTENABLE AND THAT THEY INTEND TO WAIT FOR THE UN OR ARISTIDE TO MAKE THE NEXT MOVE. FOR NON. THEY ARE SElDINrclsiAS'S CALL FOR CALM. MOST SOLDIERS APPARENTLY APPROVE OF THE INV0CATION OF ARTICLE AND BELIEVE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MOULD GRUDGINGLY ACCEPT NEW ELECTIONS. 1

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