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    DR. ARTURO ILLIA HAS PILED UP A COMMANDING LEAD IN THE ARGENTINE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. HOWEVER,?

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    DR. ARTURO ILLIA HAS PILED UP A COMMANDING LEAD IN THE ARGENTINE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. HOWEVER, THE MARGIN OF DR. ILLIA, CANDIDATE OF THE PEOPLE'S RADICAL PARTY (CENTRE-LEFT) IS SO FAR NOT ENOUGH TO GUARANTEE HIM AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, WHICH CHOOSES THE NEW PRESIDENT.

    A HIGHLIGHT OF THE ELECTION IS THE SHARP SETBACK TO FOLLOWERS OF EX-PRESIDENT JUAN PERON. AS THE ELECTIONS ARE COMPULSORY, PERON, NOW EXILED IN MADRID, ORDERED HIS FOLLOWERS TO CAST BLANK VOTES. SNR. PERON EXPECTED AT LEAST 30 PER CENT OF THE VOTERS CAST TO BE BLANK, WHEREAS ONLY 16 PER CENT HAVE BEEN SO FAR.

    FILM SHOWS PEOPLE VOTING, SAILORS GUARDING A POLLING STATION, AND TWO OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, SNR PEDRO ARAMBURU AND DR.HOROCIO SUELDO. SNR ARAMBURU, REPRESENTING A THREE-PARTY COALITION, IS RUNNING THIRD, WHILE DR. SUELDO, CANDIDATE OF ONE OF THE MINOR PARTIES, IS WELL BEHIND.

    POLITICAL LEADERS EXPECT DR. ILLIA WILL TRY TO GAIN AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, WHICH SITS ON JULY 31, BY WOOING ELECTORS BACKING HIS TWO NEAREST RIVALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEBR015ZSRVZHCF0OONPE2IFX2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEBR015ZSRVZHCF0OONPE2IFX2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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