The Week November 14-20


Menem's Ploy

Argentine President Carlos Menem, at a rare meeting with his predecessor, Raul Alfonsin, leader of the opposition Civic Radical Union Party, won support for a constitutional measure lifting the ban on successive presidential terms. The deal canceled a scheduled referendum on the issue, which seemed likely to prove an embarrassing defeat for the Radicals. The reform must be ratified by the Civic Radical Union Party; it is then expected to breeze through the legislature. With a 40% approval rating, 10% ahead of any rival's, Menem is likely to make a bid for a second term in the mid-1995...

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