Canada: Date in June

Few suitors had ever waited so long to name the date. Last week, having flirted with an election since last June, Conservative Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, 66, finally declared his intentions. On June 18, Canada's 9,800,000 voters will go to the polls to decide whether to renew Diefenbaker's mandate or return to office what the opposition calls the "Liberal Team" led by onetime External Affairs Secretary Lester B. ("Mike") Pearson, 65 — or possibly give neither a clear majority in what is starting off as the tightest Canadian election race this century....

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