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The Chargé in Chile (Norweb) to the Secretary of State

64. In view of the Government’s serious financial difficulties and in order to draft the services of the country’s most prominent men to meet the situation, the President yesterday requested the Cabinet to resign, with the exception of the Ministers of War and Navy. He has [Page 902] asked Francisco Garcesgana, President of the Central Bank, to form a new cabinet but the latter is having difficulties in getting the men he wants.