ARGENTINA: The Tamborini Ticket

The opposition named their man last week.

At last the Argentine man in the street and cantina had someone to shout about besides Strong Man Juan Peron. The new Democratic Union presidential candidate was Radical ex-Senator José P. Tamborini, a porteño (citizen of Buenos Aires) and ex-physician who makes a meager living translating French and Italian authors. He has a weakness for handsome books, spends hours in Buenos Aires' swank, Goya-lined Jockey Club library.

Yet strapping, 59-year-old José Tamborini is no intellectual recluse. He is exceedingly popular as a politician, and his man-to-man geniality reminds some of Wendell Willkie. No totalitarian,...

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