100 Ballard to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 199 BATAVIA, 27 June 1947
Press and radio reports received from Djokjakarta today announce that Sjahrir has tendered his resignation following resolution of left wing parties (including his own socialist party) disagreeing with his recent compromises.
Information so far is meagre and unconfirmed but position appears to be that Soekarno has assumed pleins pouvoirs under the constitution and that Sjahrir will continue to advise him.
Special messenger bearing reply to aide-memoire  contained in my telegram 195  (which appears to have precipitated the crisis) is expected late this afternoon.