WESTERN HEMISPHERE -- PRESSURE GROWING FOR BOLIVIAN JUNTA CHIEF'S RESIGNATION

Created: 3/19/1965

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PRESSURE GROWING FOR BOLIVIAN JUNTA

There is increasingon General Barrientos to resign from tho junta he now heads byarche intends toandidate for the Bolivian presidency in elections set lor September. The case for esignation Is based on arequirement that prealdential candidates who hold public officeays before the election date.

Opposition parties andlabor groups arethe drive to get Barrleo-toa to step down. However, many Bolivians who are not politically opposed tosomo army ofthat he should comply with the Thus far, Barrientos has refused to do so on the grounds that the requirement does notto him as head of an interim government. In reality, be fears 1

CHIEF'S RESIGNATION

that should he resign, command of tne armed forces General Ovando wouldilitary dictatorship.

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