Movement of National Unity (MUN)

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Movement of National Unity (MUN)

In late 1983 the Movement of National Unity (Movimiento de Unión Nacional—MUN) was formed by traditional and younger-generation rightists who were critical of the military government's economic policies and of restrictions on political activity. Projecting itself as a civilian alternative capable of consolidating General Augusto Pinochet's work, it signed the 1985 National Accord that called for a more rapid return to democratic rule. In 1987 the group joined with other right-wing movements to form the National Renovation Party (RN), which supported Pinochet in the 1988 plebiscite and campaigned on a proregime platform in the 1989 election. Although the MUN supported some early initiatives of the government of Patricio Aylwin Azócar, it subsequently opposed him and worked closely with the more stridently rightist Independent Democratic Movement (UDI).

See alsoPinochet Ugarte, Augusto .


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                                         Michael Fleet

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