Colombia: Landslide for Lleras

It was possibly the last big try for power by Colombia's aging (66) ex-Dictator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. On the eve of last week's presidential elections, Rojas drafted a puppet candidate, scheduled a whirlwind campaign of the countryside, and gave his man the same big buildup that had helped Rojas' party win 18% of the vote in the congressional elections last March. In the end, it wasn't enough. For the third time, the country's eight-year-old National Front coalition won the presidency. The winner by a better than two-to-one margin: Carlos Lleras Restrepo, 58,...

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