Peru: President at Last

After a year of military rule, Peru finally has constitutionally elected a President. He is Fernando Belaúnde Terry, 50, a onetime architect and aristocrat turned crowd-rousing politician. Of the three candidates, he was considered the least likely to succeed. Yet on election day, he won votes from the Christian Democrats on one hand, the far leftists on the other, and from Peruvians in the middle who regarded him as a sensible compromise between Haya de la Torre, a weary ex-revolutionary, and Manuel Odria, a tired ex-dictator. With the count nearly complete, Belaúnde got 693,000 votes, or 39% of the...

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