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GONZALEZ, Carolina García. The influence of memory at the beginning of Chile's transition to democracy (1987-1988).Translated byCristina Labarca. Historia (Santiago) [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0717-7194.
This article analyzes the first few years of Chilean transition (1987-1988) from the perspective of historic memory. It considers the way in which the governments of Frei and the Unidad Popular, as well as the military coup and the dictatorship, were remembered, and how these memories marked the political and social development during this period, which led to the plebiscite of 1988. To this end, we shall consider the developments that made this election possible, the election campaigns of the rulers and of the opposition, and the reasons that explain the electoral result that made it possible for democracy to be restored in Chile after 17 years of dictatorship.
Keywords : memory; transition to democracy; voting process; electoral campaign.