MEXICO: Silent Victory

Last week Mexico forgot war for the nonce as the P. R. M. (Party of the Mexican Revolution) convened to choose a candidate for next July's presidential election, and to build him a platform. Usually the selection of a P. R. M. candidate is all that is needed to assure his election.

This year conservative opposition is headed up by the Independent nominee, General Juan Andreu Almazán, running on a platform which promises to slow down the rate of change but to keep some of the more important recent reforms—i.e., the agrarian program, nationalization of oil, etc. Normally an opposition nominee...

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