Juan Peron, the former President of Argentina, has left the country again after announcing he will not stand for the Presidency in the General Elections next March.
SV Peron supporters chanting at airport (3 shots)
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GV Cars arrive, Peron (in car) waves (2 shots)
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LV Police surround aircraft as Peron enters
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Background: Juan Peron, the former President of Argentina, has left the country again after announcing he will not stand for the Presidency in the General Elections next March.
Senor Peron, who returned last month after 17 years in exile, flew to Paraguay. He will be visiting Peru before flying on to Spain--where he has lived in exile--and than start a tour of Europe and Asia.
In a statement, 77-year-old Senor Peron said he declined the "Justicialist Liberation Front" offer to be their candidate, to allow the elections to be held to end, what he called, the "military dictatorship" of President Alejandro Lanusse. President Lanusse had ensured that Senor Peron could not stand for the Presidency by imposing a residential qualification that excluded the ex-President.
SYNOPSIS: Supporters of Juan Peron, the former Argentine President, chant as they wait to watch him leave the country once more. Senor Peron, who's now seventy-seven, returned to Argentina seventeen years after being forced into exile when his regime was toppled. He hoped to become President again--but his bid failed.
The present President, Alejandro Lanusse, imposed maximum security throughout Senor Peron's month in Argentine. His home was surrounded by soldiers, tanks and even anti-aircraft guns. Peron was well protected from anyone who might seek revenge for the treatment they received while he was President. But, equally, Peron was restricted in his movements, and had little chance to make a triumphant home-coming tour to win over popular support. All that most people ever saw of him was a brief wave from, a window--and that's what they saw as his closely-'guarded motorcade arrived at Ezeize airport.
As well as the impenetrable barrier of security, there were other obstacles to Peron's bid for the Presidency. President Lanusse imposed a rule that candidates in the elections next March must have been living in Argentine since last August--and Peron didn't qualify.
Right to the last moment, there was no relaxing of the security operation. Police surrounded the aircraft as Senor Peron said goodbye once again to Argentina.
The former President flew to Paraguay before continuing on to Peru and Spain. It was in Spain that he spent most of his exile. He'll then make a tour of Europe and Asia.