POSSIBILITY THAT THE APRA-NATIONAL ODRIISTA UNION COALITION MAY ATTEMPT TO CONV

Created: 8/5/1967

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SUBJECTTHAT THE APRA-NATIONALIS7A UNICI'

COALITION MAY ATTEMPT TO CONVENE BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS

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1. THERETRONG POSSIBILITY THAT THE COALITIONATTEMPT TO CONVENE BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS ih THE VERY NEAR PCTUW WITH OR WITHOUT THEEMBER SENATE QUORUM THE COALITION FEELS IS NECESSARY TO SATISFY CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS- THIS1 WOULD BE INITIATED BY THE RECENTLY ELECTED SECRETARIES3 THS SENATE AND THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES WHO WOULD, THROUGH NEWSPArER ADVERTISEMENTS, ANNOUNCE THAT SESSIONS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE HOUSES ARE TO BEGIN. AT PRESENT APRA LEADERS FEEL THAT THEAY BE PLACED IN THE LIMA PRESS ONRUGUST WITH SESSIONSEGIN ALMOST .MEDIATELY AfTERVARDS. ALL SENATORS, REGARDLESS OF

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AFFILIATIONS, WILL BE ADMONISHED TO ATTEND IN THE CONVOCATION

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MAY ATTEMPT TO CONVOKE CONGRESSHOLE OR EACHF CONGRESS SEPARATELY. HOWEVER THE DISTINCTION WILL PROBABLY BE LARGELY ACADEMIC SINCE THE GOVERNMENT PARTIES CAN BE EXPECTED TO REACT STRONGLY TO ANY ATTEMPT TO CONVENE THE SENATEONSTITUTIONAL QUORUM.)

2. THE COALITION HASOMMISSION TO MEET WITHPARTY REPRESENTATIVES IN SEARCH OF A SOLUTION TO THE CONGRESSIONAL CRISIS. THE COALITION COMMISSION IS HOPEFUL THAT THE GOVERNMENT

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ALLIANCE PARTIES WILL do TKE sa1e, b'Ji to BATEYENATOR to DISCUSS THE CRISIS WITH the COALITION IS MiC^EL DiWfaltS* MUELLS, and the COALITION is SOKEVKAT EXASPERATED atAILURE TO make ANY POSITIVE PROPOSALS tf'CCK SIGHT LEWF tke CURRENT IMPASSE.

LEADERS ARE also CONSIDERING the POSSiBILI'Ya SERIES OF OPEN letter to ALLIANCE SENATORS,VHO ARE CABINET ASinc tKEM to END th-CONGRESS and RETURN TO THEIR SENATE SEATS. IM THE CASE Of SENATORS WHO ARE CA3INET MEMBERS, the LETTERS WILLf .THE PERUV IAN,cisstitjjt.IDN. VAUW.PREVENTS thent FROX PREVENTING OR IMPEDING the MEETING OR FUNCTIONS OF. THE COALITION PLANS TO .makeITS FEELING CLEAR thatMEMBERS SOYCOTTING THE SENATE are OBEYINGand THAT CONSEQUENTLY ARTICLE F tkz CONST ITUTIW

IS BEING VIOLATED.

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