President Juan Peron, the re-established leader of Argentina, met leaders of almost all opposition parties and political groups in Buenos Aires on Tuesday (13 November) to try to work out some form of consensus on how the country should be run.
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Background: President Juan Peron, the re-established leader of Argentina, met leaders of almost all opposition parties and political groups in Buenos Aires on Tuesday (13 November) to try to work out some form of consensus on how the country should be run.
The meeting, which was held at Casa Rosada, the government house, was the first held by Person with political workers since his return to the Presidency on October 12 this year. Person returned to Argentina in June this year after nearly eighteen years in exile.
Most of those present met with General Person in November last year at the Nino Restaurant in Buenos Aires to call for an end to military government in Argentina. The only factions not invited to the Case Rosada meeting on Tuesday were the extreme right-wing Manrique and Ezequiel groups.
The search for a political consensus stems from President Peron's claim that Argentina is living in a state of 'post-civil-war', and an effort must be made by all sectors to establish a consensus "in large and ample terms".
In the weeks before becoming President, Peron insisted on the necessity to bring forward a system of consolidation with the remaining political forces in Argentina. He also talked about giving the system an institutional form, possibly as a Council of State.
Observers in Buenos Aires say as a result of Tuesday's meeting, President Peron may institute a system of periodic meetings - not to establish a mechanism of "co-government" but simply to increase the flow of information between the Executive power and other political forces.