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On Wednesday, October 5, 1988, Chileans voted in a plebiscite that would change the history of their country. The YES vote meant the continuity of Pinochet and the NO vote meant holding democratic elections the following year. From September 5 to October 1, 1988, each option had 15 minutes every night on national television to present their respective campaigns to the public. On October 5, 55% of the population voted NO. This digital archive explores how Chileans from different political perspectives and in different parts of the country lived through that day.

Television Campaign

September 05 to October 01

relive the day

september 05

Chile: Joy is coming

Chile: a winning country