Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine.
Santiago, March 9, 1891. (Received April 25.)
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that on yesterday there was held the national convention of the Liberal party, or party of the Government, and that Señor Don Glaudio Vieuña, the present minister of interior, was unanimously chosen as candidate for the Presidency. The Conservative party and the radical section of the Liberal party having joined hands in the present revolutionary movement, are, of course, shut out from participation in the elections, and Señor Vicuña will be elected without serious opposition. The Government supporters will also carry, without difficulty, almost the entire representation at the elections for Congress, which will take place on the 29th of the present month.
The Government expects that this will be a severe blow to the prestige of the revolutionists, who claim to act in the name and by the authority of the national Congress.
I have, etc.,