ARGENTINA: Debt to the Dictator

Even before the final returns were in last week, followers of ousted Dictator Juan Perón began talking loudly of their payoff for handing Argentina's presidency to Lawyer Arturo Frondizi (TIME. March 3). Just as quickly, the 49-year-old President-elect began hedging. There was no doubt that Frondizi owed his victory to the exiled strongman; whether it was a collectible debt remained to be seen.

Disciplined Disciples. The vote totals, compared with constituent assembly elections last July, told the story. Last week leftist Radical Frondizi pulled approximately 4,000,000 ballots with Perón's backing. His top opponent, moderate Radical Ricardo Balbin, got 2,500,000....

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