530. Editorial Note

The Peruvian presidential election, held on June 17, resulted in the election of former President Manuel Prado Ugarteche. Documentation on this subject is in Department of State, Central File 723.00.

Telegram 6 from Lima, July 3, reported that the Embassy had received a note from the Peruvian Foreign Office, dated July 2, [Page 1063] stating that the Government of Peru would be happy to receive a special mission representing the United States for the inauguration of President-elect Prado on July 28. (Ibid., 723.11/7–356) Telegram 23 to Lima, July 16, informed the Embassy that the Secretary of State would head the United States Delegation to the inauguration. (Ibid., 723.11/7–1656) The names of the other members of the United States Delegation, which included Assistant Secretary Holland, are contained in press release 402, July 20, printed in Department of State Bulletin, July 30, 1956, pages 187–188.