Peronist rightwingers prepared a big welcome on Wednesday (15 October) for Argentine President Maria Estela Peron who returned to Buenos Aires after a 32-day holiday prescribed by her doctor.
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GV Zoom in to CU Newspapers on stands announcing Peron's return (3 shots).
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Background: Peronist rightwingers prepared a big welcome on Wednesday (15 October) for Argentine President Maria Estela Peron who returned to Buenos Aires after a 32-day holiday prescribed by her doctor.
Her return to the capital later on Wednesday was a surprise to many Argentines after a bitter debate among Peronists on the political advisability of her comeback. Her return has been times to coincide with a mass "Loyalty Day" rally at Government House on Friday (17 October).
The rally will be an effort to show widespread popular support for Senora Peron, and to sweep aside the doubts of many Peronist and opposition politicians, labour leaders and military chiefs about her ability to rule.
Senora Peron's supporters in the labour movement have declared that workers should leave their jobs on Friday to attend the rally. Schoolteachers have been ordered to give their pupils a five-minute lecture on loyalty.
President Peron prepared to resume her duties in the crisis torn nation on Thursday (16 October) when she took over from Interim President Italo Luder.
But while her supporters prepare for the welcoming rally, there have been threats of violence by leftwing Montoneros guerrillas who oppose her rule.
SYNOPSIS:In the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, preparations for the return of President Maria Estela Peron from a month long rest cure. The streets of the capital appear calm. There is little indication of the guerrilla violence in the country which has brought Argentina to the brink of civil war. The widow of Juan Peron arrived back on Tuesday night, surprising her adversaries and even some of her supporters who have questioned her capabilities of resuming office in the crisis-torn nation. Peronist rightwingers have been making lavish preparations for a huge welcome rally on Friday where the President will attempt to reassert her authority.
Supporters of Senora Peron in the labour movement have told workers to leave their jobs to attend the rally. School teachers have been ordered to give their pupils lecture on loyalty. But while Mrs. Peron can depend on some loyalty, she has also to deal with bitter opposition from the leftwing Montoneros guerrillas. They have threatened violence and said they oppose her rule completely. President Peron looked relaxed and suntanned when she returned form the heavily-guarded country hotel in northern Argentina where she was ordered to rest by doctors. She arrived back, seemingly determined to resume her duties. She took over the following day from Interim President Italo Luder who has made several changes in her absence including a reshuffle of the cabinet.