In Argentina, the President-dominated "Justicialist Liberation Front (FREJULI)" has consolidated its March (11th) General Election success with victories in 13 of the 15 areas where run-off elections were necessary.
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Background: In Argentina, the President-dominated "Justicialist Liberation Front (FREJULI)" has consolidated its March (11th) General Election success with victories in 13 of the 15 areas where run-off elections were necessary.
In these areas there was no clear majority in the general election. Frejuli then had clear victories in eight provinces and also won a hundred and fifty of the two hundred and forty-nine chamber of deputies seats, for which there was no second round voting.
The run-off elections mean that Frejuli will have majorities in both Houses of Congress and also that President-elect Dr. Hector Campora will be the first President to have such a majority since the avalanche victory of his political father figure, Juan Domingo Person, in 1951. In the Senate Frejuli will have forty-three out of sixty-nine seats.
Its major reverse was in the capital, Buenos Aires. There, radical party candidate, Fernando de la Rua tripled his vote of five weeks ago to defeat the Peronist candidate, Senor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, known for his past sympathies for Nazism.
Dr. Campora's government is due to take office on the 25th of May. Senor Peron has said he won't return to Argentina for the inauguration, although he is expected back on a visit later in the year.
SYNOPSIS: In Argentina, the capital of Buenos Aires has provided the surprise result in voting in areas, where candidate has no clear victories in the March general election. Seven million people were entitled to vote.
Some of them had to be helped to the polls by families or friends but still went.
One of the best-known voters was General Alejanadro Lanusse, head of the outgoing military government which hands over to President-elect Dr. Hector Campora on the twenty-fifth of May. Dr. Campora's Peronist Justicialist Liberation Front has consolidated its general election victories and will have majorities in both houses of Congress. Its surprise defeat was in Buenos Aires.
There Senor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the Peronist candidate, lost to the Radical Party candidate Fernando de la Rua, who tripled his vote at the general election. Senor Sorondo has a history of Nazi sympathy and was described by the officially-banned Communist Party as a notorious fascist.
Despite this reverse it quickly became apparent that the Peronists were heading for a victory only paralleled when Senor Juan Domingo Peron won his own landslide in nineteen fifty-one.
Senor Peron has said he won't return to the country for Dr. Campora's inauguration in May, but Arengtinians expect him back some time later this year.