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The World

September 06, 1987

A 19-year-old political activist was killed and at least 11 other people were seriously injured in a burst of campaign violence before Argentine national elections today, police and radio reports said. About 50 people were arrested in incidents that included shootings, rock-throwing and fistfights between rival party activists. The National Electoral Bureau announced that about 70,000 military and police personnel will patrol polling stations as Argentines elect governors and national deputies. The centrist Radicals of President Raul Alfonsin face a stiff challenge from the predominantly center-left Peronists, who have close ties to labor.

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