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Santiago, Chile.October 1988..After General Pinochet lost a vote to remain in office, hundreds battle police demanding his immediate removal...In October 1988, General Augusto Pinochet ordered a plebiscite vote asking Chilean citizens whether he should continue in office. It produced a decisive "no" vote and the following year he lost the first presidential election in 19 years. However, under a constitution crafted by his advisors, he remained as army commander until 1998. Pinochet continued to wield enormous power until his arrest in London on human rights charges in October 1998.

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Chile Plebiscite 1988

Santiago, Chile.October 1988..After General Pinochet lost a vote to remain in office, hundreds battle police demanding his immediate removal...In October 1988, General Augusto Pinochet ordered a plebiscite vote asking Chilean citizens whether he should continue in office. It produced a decisive "no" vote and the following year he lost the first presidential election in 19 years. However, under a constitution crafted by his advisors, he remained as army commander until 1998. Pinochet...
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From gallery: Chile Plebiscite 1988
Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 29 Oct 1988
Location: Santiago Chile
Credit: Anthony Suau © 1988
Copyright: Anthony Suau 1988
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