Created: 9/15/1978

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President Pinochet saidew constitution would be submitted to the voters next year, but that elections under the new constitution toivilian government would not be heldS.

he has done in previous anniversary addresses, Pinochet dis-



cussed the nation's social and economic situation and itsrelstions. He touchedumber of sensitive subjects,the Letelier case. Pinochet asserted that US "intervintionist tendencies" have not helped US-Chilean relations, but he saw Mne hopeful signs. The Chilean Govensaent, he said, has cooperated on the leuilier case and attaches great importance to effort* by both governments to keep the case in the judicial sector and out of tne polit-ical arena "where interested parties have sought to push both countries."

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