Peru: Outcome in Doubt

The last sweeping promises of reform were made, the screaming loudspeakers were switched off, the chanting supporters had left the plazas. Peru's 2,222,926 registered voters submitted themselves to the most elaborate anti-fraud safeguards in the country's history and then cast their votes for a new President from among three leading candidates: Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, 67, founder of the longoutlawed, Marxist-turned-moderate APRA Party; Fernando Belaunde Terry, 49, a wellborn, highly nationalistic architect who narrowly lost the 1956 presidential elections; and Manuel Odria, 64, Dictator-President of Peru from 1950 to...

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