ARGENTINA: Free & Fair

Six days after the year's most dramatic appendectomy (TIME, March 15), Argentina's Strong Man left the hospital to vote for a Peronista Congress. He got what he wanted. Though ballot-counting was slow, particularly in the provinces, his party had captured more than two-thirds of the Congress seats. That will be enough to pass the constitutional amendment which will let President Perón run for a second term in 1952.

During the campaign, the police had given Peronistas every break, had gone out of their way to make life difficult for the opposition. But the elections themselves were free and fair; the...

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