PANAMA: Pure and Fair

Don Florencio Harmodio Arosemena, a mechanical engineer, was elected President of Panama last week, thus perpetuating the regime of the Liberal party.

Latest returns showed that exactly one vote was cast for the rival candidate, Dr. Jorge E. Boyd, put forward by Don Belisario Porras, onetime (1912-16; 1920-24) president and leader of the opposition. Only one opposition vote was cast, because adherents of that party strictly obeyed Don Belisario Porras when he exhorted them to boycott the polls last fortnight after liberal police had seized fifteen opposition leaders, one a retired capitalist,...