Punch on: Open thread 16/09/09
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Fact: today in 1955 Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron was deposed in a military coup.
Peron came to power in 1946 with strong support from the working classes. He was celebrated for nationalising business and giving women the right to vote but heavily criticised for increasingly authoritarian policies as the economy began to fail.
Peron had three wives but it was Eva Peron his second wife who was adored by Argentinians and believed to hold the real power in his leadership.
He returned to power in 1973 and served for 12 months before his death in 1974.
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