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The Ambassador in Venezuela ( Corrigan ) to the Secretary of State

954. First decree of revolutionary Junta issued last night may be summarized:

Revolutionary Junta of United States of Venezuela decrees:

1.
National judicial system and laws are maintained.
2.
Junta composed of seven members signing this decree assume executive power of nation.
3.
President of Junta Romulo Betancourt.
4.
Junta will issue decree law establishing electoral procedure to give truly democratic constitution to people of Venezuela.
5.
Junta will turn over authority and render account to Government legally constituted by free election.

Signed by Junta listed in my 948.

Corrigan