Australian Left Review

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Chile: A Difficult Revolutionary Model


Jorge Witker


ONE YEAR AFTER THE VICTORY of the Left in the elections in Chile, and a little more than eight months after the establishment of a people’s Government, it is useless to make an estimate however summary of the advances, achievements, and reverses registered by the complex Chilean revolutionary phenomenon. First of all, we should describe the economic, social and political background which made possible the rise to power of the Left coalition, Unidad Popular, and then analyse its exercise of power throughout this period of eight months, in order that we then may offer a few interpretative outlines of the possible paths that the Chilean revolutionary process could take in the near future.