Rodrigo Mardones

Rodrigo Mardones is assistant professor of political science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and editor of the Journal of Democracy en Español.

July 2010, Volume 21, Issue 3

Chile: Are the Parties Over?

For the first time since the fall of Pinochet, the Chilean right has come to power via free elections. The long-ruling center-left coalition leaves behind many achievements, but also disturbing signs of a weakened party system.