CHILE: Strength for the Shoestring

For the first time in 20 years, Chileans last week elected an out-and-out conservative as their President. He is Jorge Alessandri, 62, an austere businessman with an enlightened touch and a man who counts himself a friend of the U.S. Alessandri's victory over the second-place candidate, Socialist Salvador Allende, was a close (387,292 votes to 352,915) but clear triumph of the conservative right over the Red-lining left. The defeated Allende was backed by Chile's newly legalized Communists. They were not enough to elect him for the next six years.

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