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17.55, Introduction to Latin American Studies, Fall 2006 Prof. Chappell Lawson Session 11: The Breakdown of Chilean Democracy Handout: Chilean Chronology (abridged) September 4, 1970 Socialist leader Salvador Allende wins election (36% of vote) November 2, 1970 Allende takes office September 11, 1973 Coup d’etat overthrows Allende; 3,000-10,000 deaths 1973-1977 General Augusto Pinochet emerges as leader of military government January 4, 1978 Pinochet orchestrates plebiscite confirming his authority August 10, 1980 New Constitution promulgated; calls for plebiscite on return to civilian rule in 1988 1983-1985 Unsuccessful protests in favor of a return to democracy 1987 Registration begins for referendum; opposition forms broad front October 5, 1988 Pinochet loses plebiscite (55% to 43%), forcing presidential elections 1989 Presidential campaign; Center and Left allied against the regime December 15, 1989 Opposition alliance under Patricio Alwyn wins presidential elections
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Unformatted text preview: with 55%; Pinochet remains Commander-in-Chief March 11, 1990 Pinochet’s last day in office December 1994 Eduardo Frei (representing Center-Left coalition) elected President March 10, 1998 Pinochet retires as Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces; takes post as Senator-for-Life October 16, 1998 Pinochet arrested in Great Britain on orders of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón January 17, 2000 Ricardo Lagos (representing Center-Left coalition) elected President in close run-off against conservative Joaquín Lavín (51% to 48%) March 2, 2000 Pinochet released on health grounds; returns to Chile Use of the materials should be cited as follows: Chappell Lawson, MIT OpenCourseWare ( course materials for 17.55J/21A.430J/21F.084J (Introduction to Latin American Studies, Fall 2006), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, downloaded on [Insert Date]....
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