ARGENTINA: Secret Ballots

Argentina was all excited last week over an election that seemed to be in the bag. Populous, rich Buenos Aires Province (which surrounds, but does not include, the capital city) voted for a Governor, for provincial senators and legislators. As an added prize, to the winning party would go the largest single block of electoral votes for the 1943 Presidential election.

It seemed a foregone conclusion that the Conservatives, under the leadership of local Boss Alberto Barcelo, would win. They were not so strong as the Radicals numerically, but the election laws were...

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