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October 7, 1970
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No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/02/23: LOC-HAK-108-5-2-4 -'' -------~ .,range strategy than we had originally thought was necessary. Attached is an item from the CIB of 7 October which I want especially to call to your attention. Note particularly the third paragraph. . This indicates: -- Frei did not pitch in and help the anti-Allende forces; -- PDC remains the only possible center of effective political oppo- sition to Allende even though almost irrevocably divided now; -- Those parts of the Christian Democrats who are the most anti- Allende interestingly enough include the leaders of the party's grass roots--labor, peasant, slum-dweller, and women's groups. These anti-Allende Christian Democrats could form the nucleus of effec- tive opposition if they had some support. Their strength would depend on their "independence. " However, we should consider, I think, covert support of these people in a longer range "game-plan" than just October 24. I fear that we will have to begin from scratch and create a somewhat longer IF NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM FOR DR. KISSINGER FROM: Viron P. Vakyt~ WN SUBJECT: Chile ON-FILE NSC RELEASE INSTRUCTIONS APPLY Attachment: Excerpt fm CIB 7 Oct., page 10 No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/02/23: LOC-HAK-108-5-2-4 No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/02/23: LOC-HAK-108-5-2-4 HILL: The swing of most Christian Democrats C to Salvador Allende virtually ensures..-his selection as president in the congressional runoff on 24 Oc- tober. 0 Monday the majority of the national con- 1 as 0 gress of the governing Christian Democratic Party (PDC) voted to 'support Allende. The group now in control of the party executive carried through a resolution that requires only "agreement by Al- lende to a constitutional reform bill to be worked out with his leftist Popular Unity (UP) coalition. Significantly, most of the 75 Christian Democratic 'legislators voted for the motion. Anti-Allende forces in the party tried to?old off a decision on whether to declare.supp t Allende until a PDC-authored bill containing guar- antees of democratic freedoms could be passed by leadersformally theby both houses of Consincludedaccepted Allende. These forces party's grass roots--labor, peasant., slum-.dweller, and women's groups. President Frei did not use his prestige to help them, although he opposes Allende. The losers are likely to pay dearly, both politi- cally and personally, for their hard fight. The PDC, Chile's largest party and the only possible center of effective political opposition to Allende, seems irrevocably divided. guAllende's Until the eve of the PDCcr~or congress, arantees initial refusal. to discuss demands n had increased pressure within the party against ai Oc- tober-to him. The UP's vague agreement 2 tober -to negotiate swung the majority of. the PDC congress, however. (SECRET NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACK- GROUND USE ONLY) Central Intelligence Bulletin 10 7 Oct 70 ..~. SECRET No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/02/23: LOC-HAK-108-5-2-4