THE AMERICAS: Democratic Spirit

Government by consent of the people is gaining in Latin America.

Soldierly, dutiful President Pedro Aramburu. the general who took over after Dictator Juan Peron's ouster by a military revolution and promised Argentines a free election, last week made good on his promise. Though the winner was not his choice. General Aramburu announced that he looked forward to "the honor of turning over power to honest and capable men."

In a continent where general-presidents have all too often tried to perpetuate themselves in office. Aramburu's conduct had an exemplary effect well beyond the borders of Argentina. Items: ¶Colombia's five-man military junta,...

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