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    Army-backed President Alejandro Lanusse announced in Buenos Aires on Friday night (17th Dept) that Argentina will hold its first General Election since 1963 when Dr.

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    Army-backed President Alejandro Lanusse announced in Buenos Aires on Friday night (17th Dept) that Argentina will hold its first General Election since 1963 when Dr. Arturo Illia was elected President. Three years later he was overthrown by the army, under which the country has been ruled since.

    President Lanusse, who is Commander-In-Chief of the Argentine Army and seized power in March this year in a bloodless coup which ousted General Roberto Levington, made his election announcement in a nine-minute television and radio broadcast. The move is seen by political observers as a "significant step" in his plan to promote a "great national accord" and heal political and social wounds opened 16 years ago when the army overthrew populist dictator Juan Peron.

    This coverage of the President's announcement was supplied by Channel 13 of Buenos Aires.

    SYNOPSIS: In Buenos Aires on Friday evening, President Alejandro Lanusse, who is also Commander-In_Chief of the Argentine Army, addressed the country on radio and television.

    In his speech President Lanussee announce that Argentina will hold its first General Election since 1963 on March 25th 1973.

    Argentina last went to the polls in July of 1963 when Dr. Arturo Illia was elected President. However, three years later he was overthrown by the army, which has ruled the country ever since.

    This announcement of a forthcoming General Election, by President Lanusse, is seen b???local political observers as a significant step in his plan to promote a "great national accord" and heal political and social wounds opened 16 years ago when the army overthrew populist dictator Juan Peron.

    The political observers have reported many senior army officers opposed to any reconciliation with Peronism, and their future towards further "behind-the-scenes" negotiations with the former dictator exiled in Madrid, and his representatives in Buenos Aires, is thought likely to be a critical factor in determining whether not the 1973 Elections will take place as now planned by President Lanusse.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADNSMOTACW80BNOLRI15DGO41S
    Media URN:
    VLVADNSMOTACW80BNOLRI15DGO41S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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