Democracy and Socialism
In an interview published in the Suddeutsche Zeitung of 1 /6 /7 1 , Luis Corvalan, General Secretary of the CP of Chile, was asked whether the democratic road used to achieve Socialism would be retained once Socialism had been achieved. Corvalan replied: “I have made it clear in Moscow that Chile’s national characteristics must be respected. Parliamentary democracy, created by the bourgeoisie and for a long time used by the bourgeoisie as an instrument of power, has nevertheless become in Chile an institution recognised by the whole people.”
Recommended CitationZimmerman, Henry, Around the World, Australian Left Review, 1(32), 1971, 42-43.