BRAZIL: After the Landslide

Now that Getulio Vargas was the President-elect, what could Brazil expect next? With three-quarters of the votes counted, there was no longer any doubt that the little ex-dictator had shaken the nation with an electoral landslide. Even before the final count, President Dutra sent word to Vargas last week that the government would "protect the people's mandate," i.e., tolerate no coups between now and Vargas' inaugural next Jan. 31. After that, it would be up to Getulio Vargas.

As usual, canny Getulio was in no hurry to commit himself. From Rio Grande do Sul, the old man issued his first...

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