The second congress of the PST meets in December 1972 to choose the all-important presidential ticket for the March 1973 elections. The day before, the Workers’ Front and the Juventud Socialista de Avanzada (PST’s Youth) had met in separate plenaries. Leandro Fote and Jose Paez do not accept the candidacies, part of the Cordovan delegation of the Workers’ Front objects to taking candidates to executive positions, a sector of the youth insists on the workers’ character of the candidates. These and other burning issues are addressed by Moreno in his closing speech.

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