consideration by president robles of possible advantages of delaying treaty ratification until8
concerning-treaty problems onuly,
president marco robles remarked that some of .his advisers
suggesting that ratification of the treaties. be delayed until after the8 elections, he said this is an interesting possibility and he is considering it,-commentingpecial session-of the assembly' inould enable him to avoid
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THE POLITICAL BLACKMAIL OF POLITICIANS DEMANDING SPECIAL FAVORS IN EXCHANGE FOR ELECTORAL SUPPORT. WHEN IT VAS POINTED OUT .TO HIM THAT. WOULD THEN BE IN THE MIDSTOLITICAL CAMPAIGN WHICH MIG'hT AFFECT SENATE RATIFICATION, ROBLES BRUSHED THIS OFF, SAVING "LET THEM WORRY ABOUT THEIR OWN PROBLEMS, WHICH THEY KNOW BETTER HOW TO HANDLE."
2. ROBLES DID NOT COMMENT ON THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE OPPOSITION MIGHT WIN THE8 ELECTIONS IN PANAMA. HE SEEMED TO TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT CANDIDATE WILL WIN.
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THE GAMBLER THAT HE IS REPUTED TO 3E. HE HAS LISTENED TO EVERYBODY, BUT HAS O" YET MADE UP HIS MIND AND WILL MAKE HIS
KOVE WHEN HE THINXSKE IS RIGHT.)
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