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The First Lesson of Chile's Presidential Transition

March 12, 2018

In well-functioning democracies, alternation in power should be a momentous event, but not necessarily a traumatic occasion. As former president (2010-2014) Sebastián Piñera takes office for the second time in Chile, the South American country should take pride in having a well-functioning democracy. Chileans are eager to see how the new center-right administration will implement its own priorities and fulfill its campaign promises. Fortunately, though there are reasonable levels of anxiety and fear, few in Chile feel the country will experience a radical shift in any direction in the...

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