Argentina's Justice Party Congress met in Buenos Aires on Saturday, and nominated 77 year-old General Juan Peron, as their Presidential candidate for the country's Presidential elections in September.
GV. Pan street scene with supporters outside Teatro Cervantes (two shots)
Close up Peron poster.
Semi view, and general view interior Justice Party signs & members seated around party officials at main table.
SV (L to R) Silvana Roth, Julian de Castro, Humberto Martiarena, & President of the meeting Alejandro Diaz Bialet
SV members seated (2 shots)
TV officials at tab table
CU Party emblem
SV audience applaud and salute (2 shots)
SV officials applaud the audience
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Background: Argentina's Justice Party Congress met in Buenos Aires on Saturday, and nominated 77 year-old General Juan Peron, as their Presidential candidate for the country's Presidential elections in September.
Hundreds of supporters of the former President packed the Cervantes Theatre to hear the results. They burst into renewed applause when it was announced that the General's 42 year-old wife, Isabel, had been chosen as Vice-Presidential candidate.
Shortly after the nominations were approved, however, the Congress received a message from Senora Peron, asking that the General be given "a few days" to decide whether or not to accept the nomination.
According to his doctors, he has been suffering from a minor heart ailment since he returned to the country in June after nearly eighteen years in exile.