Argentina: How Much Longer?


It should be a cause for celebration whenever a Latin American government stages an honest election. Not so last week in Argentina. President Arturo Illia, a sometime physician, held an unrigged vote in the steaming, depressed northern province of Jujuy and was all but wiped off the slate. Illia's People's Radicals won only six seats in the 30-man provincial legislature.

The big winners, of course, were the Peronista parties, which got 23 seats, the governorship and 71% of the vote. It was the latest testimony to the lasting popularity of ex-Dictator Juan Domingo...

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