On this day February 24, 1946

Colonel Juan Perón, founder of the political movement that became known as Peronism, was elected to his first term as President of Argentina.

Juan Perón

Juan Perón

Peronism is an Argentine political movement based on the ideas and programs associated with former President Juan Perón and his second wife Eva Perón,

Perón’s admiration for Mussolini is well documented. Many scholars categorize Peronism as a fascist ideology. Carlos Fayt believes that Peronism was just “an Argentine implementation of Italian fascism“.

Hayes reaches the conclusion that “the Peronist movement produced a form of fascism that was distinctively Latin American”. The personality cult of Eva Perón, in particular, was fondly conserved, while at the contrary strongly despised by the “national bourgeoisie”.

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