Talk:1973 Chilean coup d'état

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Spin Spin Spin should be removed[edit]

According to the Political Background section, "President Allende's Popular Unity coalition increased its vote to 43.2% in the March 1973 parliamentary elections..."
- First, I've read that the number was 43.9%. Does anyone know where the discrepancy comes from? My source is Arturo Valenzuela. Breakdown of Democratic Regimes: Chile. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 1978. p 85.
- Second, it isn't clear. What was it an increase FROM? An increase from the 1970 presidential election? Seems like apples and oranges.
- Third, Chile has a congress, not a parliament.
- Fourth, and most importantly, it is important to note that while the UP attracted 43% of the vote in the 1973 parliamentary elections, The Opposition Party attracted 54% of the vote. The UP consisted of the following parties: Socialists, Communists, Christian Left (IC), Popular Independent Action (API), Unitarian Popular Action Movement (MAPU), Radical, among others. The Opposition consisted of the following parties: Christian Democrats, National, Radical Left (PIR), Radical Democracy (DR), and Democratic Confederation (CODE). Source is same as above. --179.218.140.239 (talk) 12:31, 13 January 2014 (UTC)