President Frondizi, shorn of his entire cabinet as a result of pressure by the armed forces, has been fighting for time to rebuild a government, watched by the services and urged by opposition party leaders, with their own views on how Argentina should be run.
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Background: President Frondizi, shorn of his entire cabinet as a result of pressure by the armed forces, has been fighting for time to rebuild a government, watched by the services and urged by opposition party leaders, with their own views on how Argentina should be run.
Frondizi leaned heavily upon Interior Minister Alfredo Vitolo, an able, smart politician, who spent days in his office receiving the leaders of most of the political parties. Party leaders like Lucas Arrayagaray of the Christian Democrats and Julio Cesar Cueto Rua of the Federation of Centre Parties, a Conservative coalition, had hour long talks with Vitolo.
The politicians who saw Vitolo, left his office showing little hope of any quick solution to the cabinet crisis.
General Aramburu, former Argentine President has declared that he rejects any forced attitude against legal government.
RESOLVING THE CRISIS
In a major effort to overcome the current government crisis, the government requires the opinion of the political parties.
The Minister of Interior receives the political delegations. On behalf of the Christian-democrats, Dr. Ayarragaray says: It is necessary to leave any addicted interests aside in order to solve the crisis".
On behalf of the Federation of Central Parties, Dr. Cueto Rua states: "The government has to put an end to such crisis. The President will have to carry out severe measures in order to overcome this difficult hour".
On behalf of Socialism, Dr. Tiffemberg says: "We are against any riots".
Engineer Alvaro Alsogaray, leader of the "Civic Independiente" party, and now appointed as new Economy Minister, considers,: that this can mean a starting point for the better understanding between Argentines.
Members of the Popular-Conservative part say: There is a way out to keep this legality: the national unity". "The fate of the Argentine democracy is much more in danger that the destiny of the government", Dr. Thedy, the Progressive-democrat leader states.
The "radical del pueblo" party disagrees with the government demanding resignments...
General Aramburu, now in Germany, expressed that the country needs mainly a legal government.
Legality and harmony needs the Argentine democracy.