HAITIAN GOVERNMENT PLANS TO PROVIDE CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS FOR DUVALIER-PRESIDENT

Created: 4/18/1964

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GOVERNMENT PLANS TO PROVIDE CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS TOR OUVALICR-PRESIDENT-rOR-LIPE CANPAIGN

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THE GOVERNMENT INTENDEDID-APRIL TO CARRY CUT THEPLANEETING CF THE LEGISLATURE ONPRIL. MAX A. PIERRE-PAUL, DEPUTY FROM PETIONVILLE, WILL OPEN THE MEETING BY SAYING THAT THE LEGISLATURE IS NO LONGER VALID SINCE THE GOVERNMENT ISEVCLUTOVERNMENT. | OMMENT1 CN SEVERAL OCCASIONS LATELY* PRESOEM FRANCOIS DUVALIER HAS STATED PUBLICLY HE IS NO LONGER CHIF STATE BUT OW CHIE7HEIERRE-FAIL'S

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REMARKS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY SIMILAR SPEECHES BY OTHER DEPUTIES.

THERE WILL BE HEATED DISCUSSIONS AMONG THE DEPUTIES, AND THEN ALL

DEPUTIES WILL DECIDE TO SUBMIT THEIR RESIGNATIONS.

c. THEREUPON PRESIDENT DUVALIER WILLONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY

AND ASK ALL FORMER DEPUTIES TO PARTICIPATE. WHILE THE MEETINGS

OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WILL BE TAKING PLACE, THERE WILL

BE "POPULAR MANIFESTATIONS" STAGED IN HAITI DEMANDING THAT I

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DUVALIER BE MADE PRESIDENT FOR LIFE. THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WILL ACCEDE TO THESE DEMANDS AND WILL ALSOONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONICE-PRESIDENT FOR LIFE. | |COMMENT: SOURCE DID NOT KNOW WHO, IF ANYONE,WOULD BE SELECTED TO FILL THE POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT.)

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IELD DISSEM: STATE, ARMY, CINCLANT, CINCSO .

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