STATEMENTS OF ROBERTO ARIAS CONCERNING POLITICAL MANUEVERS OF ARNULFO ARIAS

Created: 3/17/1964

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ARNULFO ARIAS, WHO IS PANAMEN ISTA PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN THE MAYLECTIONS, IS GAINING IN STRENGTH AND IS PICKING UP BOTH GOVERNMENTI ON AND OPPOSITION ALLIANCE PEOPLE IN CHIRIQUI AND DARIEN PROVINCES,

JUST BEFORE THE FLECTION ARNULFO PLANS TO CAMPAIGN VIGOROUSLY IN HERRERA PROVINCE, WHERE HE IS NOT TOO STRONG, IN AN EFFORT TO WINANDSLIDE THERE. THEN IF HE COSES THE ELECTION IN OTHER AREAS WHERE HE IS SUPPOSEDLY STRONG, SUCH AS PANAMA CITY, NO ONE WILL BELIEVE HE LOST THE

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SINCE HE WILL HAVE CARRIED HERRERAANDSLIDE. THIS TACTIC WILL ENSURE HIS

ARNULFO WINS THE MAY ELECTION HEROBERTO CHlARl TO APPOINT HIM TO HIS CABINET, SOAND TWO VICE PRESIDENTS CAN RESIGN LEGALLY AND ARNULFOIN RIGHT AWAY WITHOUT HAVING TO AWAIT THE OCTOBER INAUGURATION.

THIS WOULD HASTEN THE POSSIBILITYEVISED CANAL TREATY,OT OF SMALL POLITICAL DEALS BEING MADE, AND PROHIBIT INFIGHTING DURING THE MAY TO OCTOBER PERIOD.

SENT WORD TO CHIARI THAT HERESTORATION OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH. ANO STATEMENT TO THAT EFFECT IF CHIARi WISHED, THUS TAKING THE

STING OUT OF CHIARIS MAKING THE STATEMENT ALONE. CHIARI HAD ONLY TO AGREE NOT TO USE THIS AGAINST ARNULFO, BUT HE REFUSED, i

IS STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THE

ELECTION OF THE FOLLOWING THREE CANDIDATES FOR OEPUTY TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: CARLOSAN ZUNIGA, SOCIALIST PARTY; RAMON PEREIRA, REFORMIST PARTY; AND AQUILI NO BOYD, NATIONALIST PARTY. ARNULFOTHAT THESE MEN WOULD BLOCK MUCH OF HIS LEGISLATION IN THE ASSEMBLY AND ALSO HIS ATTEMPTEVISION OF THE CANAL TREATY.

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5. FIELD DISSEM; STATE, ARMY, NAVY, AlR, CINCSO, CINCLANT, PANCArjAL.

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