Chile: Christian & Democratic

Shortly before Chile's presidential elections last week, Salvador Allende, the Marxist candidate, received a "good luck" telegram from Joāo Goulart, the recently deposed far-leftist President of Brazil. That kind of luck was not what Allende needed. In a striking manifestation of democracy, Chile's voters overwhelmingly rejected Allende, rejected all the talk of Cuban-styled socialism, rejected all the Communists and leftists who supported him. By a vote of about 1,400,000 to 970,000, or 56%, they elected Eduardo Frei, 53, the tall, eloquent Christian Democrat, to be their President for the next six...

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