KHRUSHCHEV'S OUSTER

Created: 10/26/1964

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URGED HIM TO RK-ESTADUSH THE SPIRIT OF COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND TO CORRECT CERTAIN OL1STENDING PROBLEMSPRIMARILY HIS TENDENCY TO MAKE DECISIONS WITHOUT CONSULTING PRESIDIUM MEMBERS. 2. DESPITE HIS PROMISES ON THIS SCORE, KHRUSHCHEV

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-ON HIS OWN INDEPENDENT WAY", THUS FORCING LEADING PRESIDIUM MEMBERS TO TAKE FURTHER ACTIOS. AT THE MEETING OF THE PRESIDIUM ON SUSLOVAJORIT? OF PRESIDIUM MEMBERS RESUMED THEIR CRITICISM OF KHRUSHCHEV. WHEN THE LATTER AGAIN THREATENED TO RESIGN, THEY INFORMED HIM THAT, ACCORDING TO PRESIDIUM RULES, HE COULD NOT DO SO BY MERELY GIVING ORAL NOTICE. THEY SUGGESTED THAT HE ADHERE TO THE RULES, WRITE OUT HIS REASONS FOR RESIGNATION AND SUBMIT THEM TO THE GROUP. SEEMING TIRED AND UNWILLING TO BATTLE LONGER, KHRUSHCHEV, CITING AGE AND ILL HEALTHEASONS, WROTE H'S RESIGNATION, WHICH WAS ACCEPTED.

3. HE OPINION OF ONE SOVIET DIPLOMATIC OFFICIAL, MARSHAL MALINOVSXIV, WHOl'FFCRTER OF KHRUSHCHEV. MAY EVENTUALLY BE FORCED TO RETIRE.

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4 EACEFUL GESTURE TOWARD THE CHINESE MAY HAVE PLAYEDROLE IN THE DECISION TO OUST KHRUSHCHEV; HOWEVER, "THEPLACE ONLY IN THE CORRIDORS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ARB THAT MANY CHANGES WILL EVENTUALLY DE FORTHCOMING BUT, SAKE OF ORDERLY TRANSITION, SOME TIME WILL BE ALLOWED TOORDER TO GIVE THE NEWHANCE TO PREPARE FOR

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