817.00/8–2945: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Nicaragua (Warren)

337. Reurtel 471, Aug. 29. Please say to President Somoza that while Dept appreciates his suggestion that you and Dept join him in considering the proper person to receive Nicaraguan Presidential [Page 1219] nomination nevertheless Dept considers selection of candidates is a part of the electoral process and could best be left to internal decision in Nicaragua in accordance constitutional mandates and provisions electoral laws.