CURRENT PLANS OF PRESIDENT BELAUNDE CONCERNING THE CONGRESSIONAL CRISIS

Created: 8/2/1967

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IBREBIEVT WITH THE APRA-NATIONAL ODRIISTA UNION (UNO) COALITION OH THE CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL CRISIS VOULD HAVE TO INCLUDE THE RESIGNATION OF UNO SENATOR JULIO DWLA PIEORA AS THE FIRST STEP. THE PRESIDENT SAID HE HAD MADE THIS POINT CLEARLY WITH APRA 8EVATOH RAHIRO PRIALE PRIALE DURING THEIR MEETING ONULY. THE PRESIDENT FURTHER ADDED THAT THE ALLIANCE PARTIES SHOULD NOT PROPOSE SOLUTIONS AT THE PRESENT TIHI BUT RATHER SHOULD REMAIN CALK AMD RESTRICT THEMSELVES TO CONSIDERING PROPOSALS PUT FORWARD BY THE COALITION. THE PRESIDENT DID SAY, HOWEVER, OSSIBLE SOLUTION MIGHT E-ELECTION FOR SENATE POSTS WITH EITHER AP SENATORS MIGUEL DAMMERT MUELLE OR RICARDO MONTEAGUDO MONTEAGUDO HIPIXID ALLIANCE-INDEPENDENT SLATE. THE PRESIDENT ADDED TH*T HE HAD EARLIER FAVORED INDEPENDENT SENATOR CARLOS CARRILLO SMITHA POSSIBLE COMPROMISE CANDIDATE FOR THE SENATE PRESIDENCY BUT THAT CARRILLO'S RECENT STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS ATTACKINGVER HUE NT HAD PRECLUDED OLUTION.

2. PRESIDENT BELAUNDE AND HIGH-LEVEL GOVERNMENT MEMBERS ARE RFMAINIMP IN FREQUENT CONTACT WITH THOSE INDEPENDENT AND DISSIDENT COALITION SENATORS WHO ENABLED THE ALLIANCE TO STAGE THE BOYCOTT OF THE SENATE INSTALLATION CEREMONIES. ONULY UNO SENATOR

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PUGA ESTRADA REQUESTED AND WAS GRANTED AN INTERVIEW WITH TH'- PRESIDENT. PUPA SAID THAT IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT SITUATION, hE VOULD PREFER TO LEAVE THE COUNTRYUITABLE PRETEXT COULD BI MANUFACTURED. IN THIS REGARD PUGA SOUNDED OUT THE PRESIDENT AS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF HIS BEING NAMED AS CHIEF OF THE PERUVIAN DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS. THE PRESIDENT TOLD PUSS he WOULD CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY.

BELAUNDE WAS ABLE TO DEFECT UNO SENATORLIZARZABURA FROM THE COALITION RANKS PARTIALLY AS APRESSURES FROM SALAREZO'S SOU, WHO IS MAYOR OF THE CITY OFPARTIALLY THROUGH THE ISSUANCEUPREME DECREETHE MINISTERS OF FINANCE AND AGRICULTURE WHICH EASE BANK IN the DEPARTMENT OF PIURA ANDUMBER OFBENEFITTING PIURA AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS. BALAREZO, WHO

IS BADLY IN DEBT, PROFITED GREATLY FROM THIS SUPREME DECREE.

IN THE DAY OFULY PRESIDENT BELAUNDE MET WITH

p NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. DURING THIS MEETING THE POSSIBILITY OF CLOSING CONGRESS PERMANENTLY ANDONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WAS RAISED BY FRANCISCO BELAUNDE TERRY, THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER, ANO LUIS LASARTE FERREYROS, LIMA DEPARTMENT PREFECT , BOTH OF WHOM

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FAVOREDCHEME. PRESIDENT BELAUNDE DID NOT COMMENT ON THE

IDEA, BUT HE DID MAKE IT CLEAR THAT HE WISHED TO MAKE NO MOVES

WHICH WOULD TEND TO PLACE HIM AT THE MERCY OF THE PERUVIAN ARMED

FORCES. FOR THAT REASON, THE PRESIDENT SAID, HE WISHED TO AVOID

PORTION MISSING

ABINET HEAVILY . ?AT THE

SAME TIME HE WANTED CONGRESS BACK IN SESSION AS SOON AS REASONABLY

POSSIBLE. THE PRESIDENT ADDED THAT ALTHOUGH THE PERUVIAN MILITARY

VAS UNDOUBTEDLYAITING GAME, HE FELT THAT JULIO DOIQ

SANCHEZ, COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE ARMY, WAS DEFINITELY SUPPORTING

HIM FOR THE MOMENT.

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"HEADQUARTERS COMMENT: MISSING PORTION WILL BE DISSEMINATED ONLY IF IT MATERIALLY AFFECTS THE SENSE OF THE REPORT.

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