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The Minister in Costa Rica (Eberhardt) to the Secretary of State

23. Internal situation of Costa Rica somewhat quieter through decision taken by Congress to defer selection of new President until convocation new Congress May 1st. Present Congress adjourned March 5th after voting that no run-off election for President be held. It is generally believed at present that Ricardo Jiménez will be chosen President in May but sufficient uncertainly exists, through continuation of open threats against life of Ricardo Jiménez and his party leaders, to react unfavorably on economic trends of the country.