Hector Campora, President-elect of Argentina, held his first news conference since his election Thursday (22 March).
Hector Campora, President-elect of Argentina, held his first news conference since his election Thursday (22 March). In his statement he said the support given him by Argentine voters was a massive repudiation of the policies of the previous government.
The President-elect, who campaigned as the protege of former President Juan Peron, is expected to fly to Rome on Sunday (25 March) to meet General Peron. The election which returned the Peronist faction to power was ordered by the present President, General Alejandro Lanusse, to restore civilian rule after seven years of military government.
SYNOPSIS: Senor Hector Campora, President-elect of Argentina, has been meeting newsmen. Senor Campora, a 63-year-old dentist, won the election held to restore democratic rule to Argentina after seven years of military government. He campaigned in the name of the former president. Juan Peron.
Senor Campora said the voters' decision was a massive repudiation of the policies of the present Government which, he said, were illegal, unjust an d responsible for the ruin of the country. He said the general election had given the final blow to the present Government's policies. And he warned that if anyone hadn't noticed this, they'd better do so fast. Senor Capora said there was irrefutable evidence that his party, the Frente Justicialista de Liberacion, had won more than 50 per cent of the vote. The electoral process had been riddled with conditions, and his party had denounced the manoeuvre, which began with a move to stop former President Peron from standing in the election.