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Press Release Issued by the President’s Commission on March 9, 19303

The President’s Commission has suggested that the various elements composing the opposition to the present Haitian Government should organize a group of delegates satisfactory to themselves and designate some neutral and non-political candidate, satisfactory also to President Borno, who should then receive their votes and also be elected regularly. The President thus chosen will call a popular election at the earliest possible date and present his resignation to the new Legislature, so that it will elect the President for the regular term. This plan has the approval of President Hoover and has been accepted, in principle, by both of the Haitian sides. Details have to be worked out. The Commission has no candidate to present.

  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the High Commissioner in Haiti in his despatch No. 1643, March 10, 1930; received March 14.