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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919
(1919)

Peru,   pp. 720-740 PDF (6.3 MB)


Page 720

PERU
POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Presumptive Election of Augusto B. Leguia as President-Overthrow of
President Pardo, July 4, 1919; Assumption of Power by Leguia as Pro-
visional President-New Congressional Elections and Plebiscite on Con-
stitutional Reforms; Victory of the Government-Recognition by the United
States of Leguia as Head of the "de facto" Government, August 28-
His Inauguration as Constitutional President, October 12-Continued
Designation of His Government by the United States as " de facto '
823.00/249: Telegram
The Con-sul General at Callao-Lima (bandley) to the Acting
Secretary of State
LIMA, May 20, 1919, 9 a.m.
[Received 4.15 p.M.]
Referring to my telegram of May 12, 3 p.m.1
The presidential election vote Sunday and Monday in Callao-Lima
Province gave Leguia large majority. Present indications incom-
plete returns from other provinces have elected him President of
Peru.                                                HANDLEY
823.00/251: Telegram
The Consul General at Callao-Liwa (Handley) to the Acting
Secretary of State
LIMA, July 4, 1919, 8 a.m.
[Received 10.10 pan.]
Three o'clock this morning regiments one and two took the Gov-
ernment Palace, imprisoned President Pardo and most of the
Cabinet Ministers, and installed Augusto B. Leguia, President of
Peru. All conducted without disturbances. Practically no opposi-
tion. Rumored Pardo Government had decided nullify Leguia's
election. Army now patrolling Lima. Do not anticipate trouble.
HANDLEY
823.00/252: Telegram
The Minister in Peru (McMillin) to the Acting Secretary of State
LIMA, July 4, 1919, 8 a.m.
[Received 10.28 p.m.]
Four o'clock this morning President Pardo was seized in the Palace
and is now imprisoned in penitentiary. Incidental to movement
Not printed.
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