Paternity test on body of Perón after battle by 'secret daughter'

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A woman who claims to be the secret love child of Juan Perón, the former Argentine leader, has forced authorities to carry out a paternity test while his body is being moved to a new burial place.

Martha Holgado, 72, claims to be the product of a brief affair between Gen Perón and her mother, Maria Demerchi, reportedly a married socialite, when Gen Perón was a young army officer.

After battling objections from the Perón family for more than a decade for her claim to be recognised, forensic experts extracted DNA samples last Friday from Gen Perón's body as it was moved from the family's modest crypt where it has lain for 30 years.

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