Chile’s Elections: Change and Continuity

Issue Date April 2000
Volume 11
Issue 2
Page Numbers 78-84
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Lavín’s strong showing did not represent an “earthquake” or a dramatic change in the electoral landscape. Voting patterns have remained basically unchanged since 1988, giving Lagos a clear mandate to lead Chile into the next millennium.

About the Author

Manuel Antonio Garretón, professor of sociology at the University of Chile, is the author of several books about politics, culture, and society, including Fear at the Edge (coedited with Juan E. Corradi and Patricia Weiss Fagen, 1987), The Chilean Political Process (1989), Hacia una nueva era política. Estudio sobre las democratizaciones (1995), and América Latina, un espacio cultural en un mundo globalizado (1999).

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