Foreign News: Eleven Parties,Two Candidates

This Sunday Chile goes to the polls to choose a successor to late President Pedro Aguirre Cerda, who died last November. The choice will be between two candidates although the eleven top parties have repeatedly suggested candidates, reneged on them, nominated them, withdrawn them, made alliances, broken them, made dozens of public and private deals. Now, however, the pot has simmered down and only two strong candidates are left.

Candidate of the Right is General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. Once (1927-31) a "strong man" President of his country, General Ibáñez was exiled, has been trying to make a political comeback since 1937....

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