At the Buenos Aires headquarters of the powerful Radical (center) Party, some 5,000 members gathered last week. The question: whether to join the Socialists, Communists and Progressive Democrats in a coalition against Juan Domingo Perón's all-out drive for the Presidency. Suddenly and ineptly, Perón-bossed police burst in and chucked tear-gas bombs. The Radicals joined the coalition.

The other parties agreed to nominate a Radical for the Presidency. On election day (Feb. 24) the coalition candidate opposing Peron will probably be either of two party chiefs, Dr. José P. Tamborini or Enrique...

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