CHILE: The Horse Comes Back

Twenty-one years ago, fed up with hard times and the harsh hand of General Carlos ("The Horse") Ibanez, the people of Chile rose against their dictator and threw him out. Last week, tired of high prices and the do-nothing maneuvers of parliamentary politicos, the people voted to make Ibanez President for the next six years. Running far ahead of three rivals in a free and fair contest, Ibanez, now 74 but still hale and erect, fell short by only 28,000 votes of the majority required for election. Congress is expected to ratify the people's choice next month.

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