Brazil: More Time

By their own ground rules, Brazil's revolutionaries were supposed to hold an election Oct. 3, 1965, and then turn the country back to a popularly elected President. Contemplating all the things wrong with Brazil, the new civilian and military leaders considered that too little time to work out the necessary reforms. Last week the Brazilian Congress extended President Humberto Castello Branco's term and set the election for Nov. 15, 1966. A second vote, scheduled for this week, will make it official.

The electoral reform bill, as proposed by Castello Branco last month, originally made no provision for extending the President's...

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