ATTITUDE OF PRESIDENT BELAUNDE AND THE POPULAR ACTION-CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PART

Created: 8/5/1967

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AUGUST 7

SUBJECT: ATTITUDE OF PRESIDENT BELAUNDE AND THE POPULAR

ACTION-CHRISTIAN DEHOCRATIC PARTY ALLIANCE TOWARD

THE CONGRESSIONAL CRISIS.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION APPEARS TO

APPROVED FOB RELEASE DATE:0

ARMY GENERALS, ALL OF WHOM AGREED TO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT ICI

IN ANY DECISION HE WAKES, INCLUDING THE CLOSING OF CONGRESS SHOULD IT BE DEEMED NECESSARY. THE GENERALS INDICATED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY ACTION TAKEN MUST BE WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

ADMIRAL LUIS PONCE ARENAS WAS PLANNING TO MEET WITH SENIOR NAVY ADMIRALS TO EXACT FROM THEM SIMILAR GUARANTEES 'PORT FOR THE" PRESIDENT. CCrMENT : IT WPS PUBLICLY AN-

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GUARDND TKE CIVIL GUARD IN PI UPA HAS BEEN ISSUED ORDERS TO HAINTA IN GUARD ON BALAREZO AND PREVENT ANY EXCESSIVE COALITION PRESSURES FROM BEING APPLIED TO HIM.

A. ALL MEMBERS OF THE POPULAR ACTION HRISTIAN DEBOCRATIC (DC) CONGRESSIONAL GROUP ARE IN ACCORD AS TO THE DEISRABILITY OF CLOSING OR SUSPENDING CONGRESS IF NECESSARY. NEVERTHELESS THE PRESIDENT HAS GIVEN HIS APPROVAL FOR THE CONTINUATION OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE COALITION, AND MUCH OF THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEGOTIATIONS HAS BEEN GIVEN TO AP SENATOR MIGUEL DAMMERT MUELLE, WHO WILL PROBABLY BE THE ALLIANCE'S CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IF THE DECISION IS TAKEN TO WITHDRAW THE CLAIM OF PRIME MINISTER DANIEL BECERRA DE LA FLOP.

5. EETING OF GOVERNMENT AND ALLIANCE LEADERS HASFOR THE EVENINGUGUST TOEMORANDUMBELAUNDE OUTLINING THE ADVANTAGES ANDHAVING CONGRESS CLOSED OR IN RECESS. AMONG THOSE BE PONCE; OSCAR TRELLES; JAVIER ALVA ORLANDINI;LOPEZ ALDANA; CARLOS CABIESF LOPEZ; JOSF MARIA DE LAAND JULIO CESAR QUINT: THE RESULT

OF THIS MEETING HAYNITED EFFORT TO CONVINCE THE PRESIDENT

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