On Friday, May 25, Hector Jose Campora will be sworn in as the 36th President of the Republic of Argentina.
On Friday, May 25, Hector Jose Campora will be sworn in as the 36th President of the Republic of Argentina. The swearing in will mark the end of military rule by decree which began almost seven years ago on June 29, 1966.
In Buenos Aires, posters of President-elect Campora and his political father-figure, former President Juan Domingo Peron, can be seen in most parts of the city. other posters show Chile's Marxist President Allenede. He will be a guest at the inauguration day ceremonies.
One of the biggest questions still outstanding is whether former President Peron will return to Argentina for the inauguration. The outgoing military regime of General Alejandro Lanusse barred Peron from returning until after the hand over of power, but, when he was elected, Hector Campora said he would not enter the Congress building unless Peron was with him. Campora was elected to power under the slogan "Campora to Government, Person to Power".
SYNOPSIS: On Friday, May 25th -- the one-hundred-and-sixty-third Anniversary of Argentina's Independence, Doctor Hector Campora will become her 36th President. Government House in Buenos Aires... known as the Pink House.... is where Dr, Campora ??? receives the blue-and-white sash of office from outgoing President Alejandro Lanusse. The inauguration marks the end of almost seven years of military rule by decree. Two days before the official ceremony, state-of-siege laws ???ere lifted, freeing some political prisoners and allowing political exiles to return.
Chile's President Allende is to be one of the guests at Friday's ceremonies.
Posters showing Dr. Campora alongside pictures of former President Juan Peron. The possible presence of Peron at the inauguration is one of the big questions outstanding. Campora campaigned on Peronism and vowed on his election not to take the oath of office unless Juan Peron was with him. However, the outgoing military government had barred Peron from the country until after the handover.
Very few people in Buenos Aires doubt that Friday will be the greatest Peronist Day for more than seventeen years....the period that has elapsed since the former President fled the country after losing power in a military coup. Dr. Campora has said he will not enter the domed Congress for the swearing-in unless Peron is by his side... and event which is far from certain.