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Old Habits In New Clothes, Or Clientelism, Patronage And The Unión Demócrata Independiente

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This chapter discusses the relationship between the Unión Demócrata Independiente (Independent Democratic Union, UDI) and the poor, specifically focussing on Santiago de Chile. Following an overview of the municipal policies of the authoritarian regime, which reshaped the power structure profoundly and lastingly at the local level and turned the municipalities into important instruments of its endeavours to change the face of Chilean politics and society, the chapter discusses its main civilian political supporters organized in the Gremialista movement and the Independent Democratic Union, the former's political wing. Next, it analyzes the UDI's struggle against the Left and its identification with the regime as well as its network of clientelism and patronage.

Keywords: Chilean politics; clientelism; Gremialista movement; military regime; patronage; Pinochet regime; Santiago de Chile; Unión Demócrata Independiente (UDI)



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