Argentina: Front Runner

Peronists pick a candidate

In a preliminary conference, one faction stuffed delegates' pockets with bribes of up to $1,000, then threatened them with guns. At the national convention, appropriately held in a Buenos Aires musical-comedy theater, internecine feuding forced a two-day recess. When the 605 delegates finally came to a vote, however, they momentarily put their differences behind them. By an overwhelming margin, the Peronist Party nominated Italo Argentino Luder, 66, as its candidate for next month's elections, Argentina's first since the military seized power seven years ago. Declared Luder: "To be...

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