VENEZUELA: Imposing Gomez

When Venezuela's Congress requested President Juan Bautista Perez to resign, and when he resigned after serving only two years of his seven-year term (TIME, June 22), Venezuelans assumed that General Juan Vicente Gomez, the 74-year-old Dictator, desired to resume the Presidency.

This assumption last week proved correct. Congress by unanimous vote elected General Gomez President of Venezuela. His boast: "I have imposed peace in my country."

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