Accession Number:

AD0765592

Title:

Which Way Chile

Descriptive Note:

Student essay

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The recent election of Dr. Allende, a Marxist, to the Office of President of Chile caused universal speculation concerning the future of Chile. He was elected by a narrow margin of plurality votes from a coalition composed primarily of the Radical, Communist, and his own Socialist Party. Since he took office numerous drastic social and economic reforms have occurred. Opposition to Allendes government is prevalent however, he receives support from the working class and surprisingly, thus far, from members of the large Christian Democratic Party in Congress. The critical time to test his coalition support lies ahead and could be decided in the 1973 congressional elections.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE