To the polls this week went the Argentine people, among them—technically, at least—the late Eva Perón, who was voted "electoral immortality" by Congress after her death. Juan Perón was not running for office; his term as President lasts until 1958. But Perón campaigned actively. He wanted an overwhelming endorsement—preferably topping the 66% of the vote he got in the 1951 election—of his hand-picked candidate for Vice President, Rear Admiral Alberto Teisaire. Also at stake were half the seats in Congress, in which Perón wanted to keep or better his...

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