Argentina’s poll favourite shows power of Peron

FOR proof that Eva Peron never truly left Argentina, voters need look no further than Daniel Scioli’s back garden.

A life-size waxwork of the glamorous former first lady takes pride of place in the private theme park of the man who is favourite to succeed President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in today’s presidential election.

Kirchner, whose eight-year tenure has divided Argentina, is barred from seeking a third term. But she has thrown her weight behind Scioli, a charismatic former champion powerboat racer who has governed Buenos Aires province since 2007.

Read the full story at The Sunday Times

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