Defeat of a Dictator and His Party

The Chilean political opposition to dictator and General Augusto Pinochet triumphed on October 5, 1988, as the center-left Concertación party defeated Pinochet in his re-election bid.  A general election was held in 1989.  Concertación and its Presidential candidates won each year onwards, until a conservative candidate was elected in 2010. 

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