DISCOVERING CHILE

 

Introduction

Location and geography

Background Information

History

Government

Tourist Sites of Interest

Sources

 

 

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picture of General Augusto Pinochet with marching army band in the background

Government:

Chile has mainly been governed by Marxist and socialist governments. In 1980's national plebiscite, a Chilean constitution was approved and took effect in March 1981. Chile was under a dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet and the military for several years following a coup d'etat. After Pinochet agreed to a new plebiscite in 1988 and subsequently was defeated, the constitution was amended to make futue amendment easier to add and also diminshed the military power in Government. However, may Chileans still believe that more constitutional reform is needed for their republic to become a true democracy.