President Somoza held an emergency meeting with his liberal party congressional leaders on July 6 to discuss negotiations with the u.
Somoza entering building near bunker, saying he will not resign and would not hold a press conference; entrance of building sound of applause from deputies after Somoza's entrance; somoza departing, saying briefly what subjects had been discussed (as noted); into car and departs, deputies leaving, shots president of chamber of deputies Dr. Francisco Ureuyo Manano speaking to reporters (saying same thing as Somoza had), cars leaving, tankette passing by newsmen.
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Background: President Somoza held an emergency meeting with his liberal party congressional leaders on July 6 to discuss negotiations with the u.s. and the military situation. There was considerable difficulty and delays in setting up the meeting and finding a secure sitex with enough room. A building not far from Somoza's bunker headquarters (cuartel) was finally selected. Prior to entering the building for the meeting', Somoza said - again - that he would not resign. He refused to comment on details of his discussion with the deputies beyond saying that they had talked about negotiations with the u.s. and the military situation in general.