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Mexico once had three presidents in a single day.
MEXICO BOASTS OF 3 PRESIDENTS IN SINGLE DAY
Provisional President Huerta Takes the Oath of Office After Extraordinary Series of Events
MEXICO CITY, Feb. I9. 1913 —General Victoriano Huerta, provisional president, took the oath of office at 11:25 o'clock tonight, succeeding Pedro Lascurain. Prior to the naming of General Huerta he was appointed a cabinet minister, so that tho legal succession to the presidency would be maintained. Pedro Lascurain took the oath as president ad Interim in his capacity as minister of foreign affairs. The immtng of Senor Lascurain by congress at a prolonged session, beginning about 6 o'clock, merely was incidental, and was followed soon by the election of General Huerta to the presidency.
THREE PRESIDENTS IN ONE DAY February 19 will be remembered as the date on which Mexico had within an hour three presidents. One of them, Francisco I. Madero, had been deposed, but he legally retained his title until the resignation tonight of himself and Jose Pino Suarez as vice president. After the resignation of Madero and Pino Suarez had been accepted. Pedro Lascurain, as minister of foreign affairs, was called by congress to succeed the retiring executive, and 26 minute* Inter he was succeeded by General Huerta. whom he had appointed minister of the Interior, thus making regular the legal succession and enabling congress to name Huerta as provisional president. The action taken by the special Joint session of congress was preceded by a lengthy debate, but the ultimate result never was doubted by those familiar with the plan. It had been agreed by Diaz and Huerta that Huerta should have the presidency, and signed promises of a sufficient number of the members of congress had been obtained to assure the success of the program. PERSONNEL OF NEW CABINET The new cabinet, it Is believed, will be composed as follows, subject to the ratification of congress: Foreign minister, Francisco de la Barra. Minister of war, General Manuel Mondragon. Minister of finance. Carlos G. de Coslo. Minister of fomento, Alberto Gil. Minister of Interior, Alberto Garcia Granades. Minister of Justice, Rodolfo Reyes. Minister of public instruction, Jorge Vera Estanol. Minister of communications, David de la Fuente.