Dr. Hector Campora, General Juan Peron's personal delegate in Argentina, returned to Buenos Aires from?
Dr. Hector Campora, General Juan Peron's personal delegate in Argentina, returned to Buenos Aires from Madrid on Saturday (October 14), after talks the former Argentine President. On arrival at Ezeiza Airport, Dr. Campora told cheering supporters that he expected that this would be his last trip to Madrid, as he was hopeful to see General Peron in Buenos Aires shortly.
The former dictator has been living in exile since his overthrow in 1955. But, this year, the Justicialist Party was relegalized, and the Peronistas presented Juan Peron's name as their candidate in next March's Presidential elections. President Lanusse announced that, if Person wished to ratify his candidature, he should appear personally in Argentina before August 25th. He did not do so.
Now, however, with Dr. Campora's statement, there is renewed speculation as to whether the former President will or will not return. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the 27th Anniversary of the day which the Peronistas have always celebrated as the major date of the Peron regime. On October 17, 1945, a huge crowd of his supporters took to the streets of Buenos Aires, demanding his release from prison. He went on to win the next elections and then on to rule until his overthrow ten years later.
SYNOPSIS: A cheering crowd at Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires, waiting to greet General Juan Peron's personal delegate on his arrival from Madrid. With only three days to go to the commemoration of the most important date in the Peronista calendar--October seventeenth--the followers of the former President are anxiously awaiting word from their leader.
The personal delegate, Dr. Hector Campora, had been in Madrid for a week--discussing with General Peron the exiled ex-President's political future. This is the first time since Peron's overthrow in 1955, that the Peronistas have been permitted to present a candidate for a Presidential election. and they have named Juan Peron as the candidate for the March 1973 election. But he himself has not yet said whether he will or will not stand.
Argentine President Lanusse had said that Juan Peron should present himself personally in Argentina before August twenty-fifth, if he was to ratify his candidature. He did not do so. Officially he is no longer a candidate--but his supporters have not named anyone else in his place--and now, Dr. Campora said in a brief airport statement that he expected this would be his last trip to Madrid, as he was hoping to see General Peron in Buenos Aires shortly.