ARGENTINA: Before the Election

The Argentine electorate, 9,726,529 strong, was puzzling its way down a noisy and crowded political midway. With balloting for a constitutional assembly only a fortnight away, Buenos Aires was bright with posters, clamorous with speeches, angry with sporadic fistfights. At week's end there were 56 parties in the race, and new splinter groups and alliances were born by the day, few of them with any hint of a program. An awesome total of 2,183 candidates was competing for the 205 assembly seats.

One Program. One man with a program is President Pedro Aramburu, who pushed through the assembly plan in...

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