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The Return to Democracy, 1990

A view of the Trans-Andean Highway, the most important road link between Argentina and Chile
Courtesy Inter-American Development Bank

On March 11, 1990, General Pinochet handed the presidency of Chile to Patricio Aylwin. When Aylwin's Coalition of Parties for Democracy (Concertación de Partidos por la Democracia--CPD) government took over, Chile had the best performing economy in Latin America.

Data as of March 1994