BRAZIL: The New President

As 12.5 million Brazilians went to the polls last week to elect a new President, the expected tight race turned into no contest at all. With better than half the vote counted, Opposition Candidate Jânio da Silva Quadros, 43, held a huge 1,600,000-vote lead over the incumbent administration's man, Field Marshal Henrique Teixeira Lott, and seemed certain to roll up the greatest plurality in history. Quadros not only won his home state of São Paulo, he also jumped ahead in Lott's own state of Minas Gerais and won the no man's land in...

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