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    Argentina's President Lanusse met military leaders in Buenos Aires on Wednesday (24 January) after widespread violence and rumours that he might resign.

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    Argentina's President Lanusse met military leaders in Buenos Aires on Wednesday (24 January) after widespread violence and rumours that he might resign.

    According to reports from Buenos Aires, he was concerned about the political violence and a statement by a Peronist-Justicialist Front leader, Dr. Hector Campora, that: "we will take power by the ballot or by revolution."
    President Lanusse was said to be thinking of postponing the elections due to be held on March 11th.

    But after a day of talks with other military leaders, the March 11th date was confirmed...and the military denied the President had offered his resignation.

    The Army Chief of Staff, General Alcides Lopez Aufranc said later that President Lanusse had emerged from the meeting with the "one hundred per cent backing of the army".

    SYNOPSIS: Argentina's government has decided to go ahead with the National elections on March 11th, following a meeting at the Army Ministry.

    President Alejandro Lanusse, on the right, met military leaders on Wednesday amid rumours he might resign if not given the power to postpone the election. As well as confirming that voting would go ahead as planned, military leaders denied that President Lanusse had offered his resignation.

    A spokesman said the military leaders would respect the outcome of the elections, provided parties complied with the laws. President Lanusse was reportedly concerned with increasing political violence and a statement by one political leader that his party would take power by the ballot or by revolution.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA76BDJP1YNLH4NOGBWU3S67D4E
    Media URN:
    VLVA76BDJP1YNLH4NOGBWU3S67D4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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