Chile Plebiscite 1988
Santiago, Chile.October 5, 1988..Counting of votes at the National Institute of Santiago for the plebiscite to determine if General Augusto Pinochet will remain in office...In 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.