823.032/25: Telegram

The Minister in Peru ( McMillin ) to the Secretary of State

The elections for Congress and plebiscite vote for amendments of the Constitution called for August 17th and 18th have been postponed, by decree of Cabinet, to the 24th and 25th of August. National Assembly to be installed September 24th. The elections and plebiscite to be held September 14th and 15th in the Departments of Loreto, San Martin and Madre de Dios as decreed August 2nd shall remain in force.

The reason given is that there was not sufficient time to transmit to all districts the appointment of the taxpayer who is to form part of the ballot boards and to assure the polling of the votes of the greatest possible number of citizens.