Former Argentine President, Juan Peron, arrived in Ascuncion, paraguay, on Thursday night, (December 14) for a brief visit after leaving Argentine.
Former Argentine President, Juan Peron, arrived in Ascuncion, paraguay, on Thursday night, (December 14) for a brief visit after leaving Argentine. Behind him in Buenos Aires, Senor Peron left a statement announcing his decision not to run for president in the Argentine general elections next March.
On his arrival in Asuncion, Senor Peron told newsmen that the choice of a substitute candidate was a matter for his Justicialist. movement. An eleven-party electoral coalition calling itself the Justicialist Liberation Front has been given a "better-than-ever" chance of winning in March. Senor Peron and his wife, Isabel, said they planned to remain in Paraguay until Monday (December 18) before visiting Peru and Panama. He planned to return for Christmas to Madrid where he spent twelve of his seventeen years of political exile from Argentina.
When he was ousted as President in 1955, Senor Peron was given refuge in Paraguay by P resident Alfredo Stroessner. Senor Peron and his wife called on the Paraguayan President after their arrival in Asuncion.
SYNOPSIS: Former Argentine President, Juan Peron, began a five-day visit to Paraguay on Thursday after leaving Argentina. ???hind him in Buenos Aires, he left ???ement announcing he would not ru??? President in next March's elections.
The strict security which surrounded Senor Peron in Argentina continued in Asuncion with police keeping a close watch on crowds outside his residence.
During the visit, which was due to end on Monday, Senor Peron and his wife visited an old friend, Paraguayan President Alfredo Stroessner. President Stroessner had given refuge to Senor Peron in 1955 after he had been ousted as Argentina's strongman. The former leader plans to return for Christmas to Madrid in Spain after short visits to Peru and Panama.
On his arrival in Asuncion, Senor Peron told newsmen that the choice of a substitute candidate in Argentine was up to his Justicialist movement which had originally nominated him to stand for President. The eleven-party coalition known as the Justicialist Liberation Front has been given a good chance of winning the March election, with Senor Peron on the sidelines as an older statesman figure.