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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.