CHILE: Buy-Election

After the March election, Chile's Chamber of Deputies was split right down the middle: 73 for the government of President Carlos Ibafiez, 73 for the combined opposition. The. first by-election would obviously give one side a slender advantage. Last week it fell to the village (pop. 100) of Coihueco, at the foot of the snowy Andes 250 miles south of Santiago, to pick one more Deputy for Congress.

Business Boom. Coihueco's election was held because the balloting there in March had been voided by irregularities. The complex mechanics of the substitute election sharpened the drama. Each of the two...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!