ARGENTINA: Peronista Comeback

The Argentine Senate, whose every seat is held by President Arturo Frondizi's Intransigent Radicals, rubber-stamped the President's sweeping labor code one day last week, and the way was left clear for followers of ex-Dictator Juan Perón to recapture their old stronghold of power, the 3,000,000-member General Confederation of Labor (C.G.T.). Despite strong opposition from business groups, the Roman Catholic Church and most of the press, another of Frondizi's vote-getting promises to the Peronistas was thus made good.

The bill, rammed through the Chamber of Deputies two weeks earlier by the government's...

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