ARGENTINA: The Persistence of Peronism


More than 60 years after Juan Perón was first elected president of Argentina, his party continues to dominate Argentine politics. Torcuato Di Tella of the University of Buenos Aires looks at this continuity.

Despite 24 years of procedural democracy, Argentina continues to face a central challenge to its democratic development: an uncompetitive party system. Given that there are few viable electoral alternatives to the dominant Peronist party, a competitive party system seems elusive. But the Argentine sociologist Torcuato S. Di Tella finds reason to remain hopeful.

Veronica Herrera
Publication date: 
January 9, 2007
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article