NID - CHILE: INSTALLATION OF TRANSITION GOVERNMENT

Created: 3/11/1981

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Installation of Transition Government j,

The inauguration .todayililary-dominatidovernment and the] adoptionew constitution presage no baeio changes in Chile's domesticr foreignJ

; President Pinochet and the military juntain office until civilian rule is restored Pinochet could then seek ah additional terrafirst head -ofjthe elective government.! Evencivilian rule the [government will retainfeatures, including la strong executive,jin an;oversight council, and aMarxist

ublic endorsement of'the constitutionlebiscite last fall gave Pinochet's!seven-yearegitimacy it had lacked.. The addition of ajconstitutionalto his presidency will help strengthen Pinochet against any military opposition that might arise. J

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