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Boiso–Lanza Pact (1973)

Boiso–Lanza Pact (1973)

Boiso-Lanza Pact (1973), an agreement guaranteeing the Uruguayan military an advisory role and participation in political decision making. The military and, at that time constitutional, president Juan María Bordaberry were the principal parties to the February 1973 agreement, which was openly recognized by the military through such institutions as the National Security Counsel (Cosena) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Esmaco). On 9 February of that year, the military had published communiqués outlining a confusing program that contained some hints of populism. A few days later, in a meeting at the Boiso-Lanza military base in the department of Montevideo, the military presented its demands to President Borda-berry, who was seeking a corporate-style reorganization of the state without precedent in the political tradition of the country. On 27 June 1973, Borda-berry dissolved the Parliament and severely limited civil liberties, beginning the military regime that would last until 1 March 1985.

See alsoBordaberry, Juan María; Uruguay: The Twentieth Century.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Angel Cocchi, Nuestros partidos, vol. 2 (1984).

Gerardo Caetano and José Rilla, Breve historia de la dictadura (1991).

                                JosÉ de Torres Wilson

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