The World: Argentine Standoff

After six years of military dictatorship, Argentines will finally have a chance to choose a civilian government in presidential elections scheduled for next March. But even before the campaign warms up, it is turning into a standoff. A faction of the Justicialista Party of former Dictator Juan Perón has nominated him for President, and he is the dominant candidate, even though he is now 76 and has lived in exile for 17 years. Voters who remember the old days of free spending and populism under Perón are ready to vote for him in numbers...

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