ARGENTINA: Bedside Campaign

Just twelve days before next week's elections, Juan Perón finally started his leave of absence, ostensibly to be free to campaign for reelection. Because Vice President Hortensio Quijano is ailing, the President handed over his powers to Admiral Alberto Teisaire, 60, president of the Senate, who also happens to be head of the Peronista Party.

At week's end, Perón got around to making his first campaign speech. It was a twelve-minute radio talk, apparently broadcast from a recording. Hurriedly listing the benefits of his rule, Perón sounded weary, and without his usual...

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