824.00/752: Telegram

The Chargé in Bolivia (Muccio) to the Secretary of State

21. My telegram of May 16, 7 p.m.6 President resigned 2 a.m. Manifesto issued by Acting Chief General Staff7 this morning states army assumes supreme mandate not to possess itself of the political power but to restore order. Army to associate itself with the more popular political parties to select a mixed junta. Manifesto states provisional government will respect and faithfully comply with all treaties and accept international pacts.

Meeting of army, Socialists and Republican Socialists leaders now in progress in Government Palace awaiting instructions from Colonel Toro still in Villa Montes.

La Paz exceptionally quiet with soldiers patrolling streets. No information is at hand from outlying centers.

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  2. Lt. Col. German Busch.