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Tireless struggle and eternal divisions: 70 years of women’s suffrage in Argentina

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was just another Sunday for the rest of the world, but not for Argentina. On November 11, 1951, more than three million Argentine women went to the polls to participate in general elections for the first time, culminating decades of tireless struggle for women's political rights.

In that election, which made possible the second term of President Juan Domingo Perón (1946-1955 and 1973-1974), all the discrepancies that today, seventy years later, divide Argentines also surfaced: the so-called "rift" between supporters of Peronism and its detractors.

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