CUBA: Candidate Famine

On July 14, Cuba will elect a new President, a Vice President, 36 Senators, 162 members of the House of Representatives, six provincial governors and more than 150 mayors. Cuba has a dozen political parties, roughly herded into one of two coalition groups: the Government coalition, whose candidate for President is Colonel Fulgencio Batista, and the opposition front, which nominated Dr. Ramon Grau San Martin, onetime (1933-34) President and head of the "Revolutionary Party." Last week Dr. Grau got mad and withdrew.

What Strong Man Batista wants in this election is opposition but not too much opposition. Last March Candidate...

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