822.00 Revolutions/72: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ecuador (Gonzalez)

22. Your 45, September 28, noon, and 46, September 29, 4 p.m. Could it be maintained that Paez, who is understood to have been Minister of Public Works in the cabinet of ex-President Pons, succeeded [Page 535] to the presidency in accordance with the provisions of Article 79 of the Constitution of March 26, 1929?29 Cable your comments.

Also, advise Department of any specific information relating to the “downright social reforms” which, as reported in your 45, Paez has announced his intention to initiate immediately.

Have you as yet received any official communication from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Paez Government announcing its assumption of power?

  1. Constitución Politico, de la República del Ecuador dictada por la Asamblea Nacional Gonstituyente de 1928–29 (Quito, 1929), p. 30.