URUGUAY: Democracy at Work

Dignified in formal tail coat, the President-elect of Uruguay's National Council, Luis Batlle (pronounced Bat-zhay) Berres, 57, stepped from his car one sunny afternoon last week and mounted the broad steps to the main entrance of the halls of Congress. There he came face to face with veteran conservative Leader Luis Alberto Herrera, 81, who has valiantly run for President eight times and lost every time, most recently to Batlle Berres. It was a scene that could not have occurred in any of a dozen other Latin American countries, where the defeated...

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