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Eduardo Frei Montalva

Eduardo Frei Montalva (January 11, 1911- January 22, 1982) was the President of the Republic of Chile from 1964 to 1970

Chilean politician and activist, he was one of the creators of the Christian Democracy, a new type of Conservative Politics, he served many years in the Government of Chile before becoming president in 1964, but before he was presidential candidate in 1952 and 1958.

He served as Senator in 1949 and founded the Christian Democratic Party in 1957 with Patricio Aylwin[?], and seven years later, he won the presidency defeating the Marxist Salvador Allende Gossens[?]; his government, as many others in Chile, maintained six years, time in which he made great changes in Chile`s politics and economy, he also had a great contribution with his trips in United States and in Latin America countries.

Frei Montalva refused to present to re-election in 1970 and helped Salvador Allende Gossens[?] to win the presidency, but then he helped the military coup headed by Augusto Pinochet Ugarte[?] in September 11, 1973, but after that event, he was against Pinochet`s dictatorial government.

Finally, Eduardo Frei Montalva passed away in Santiago after a life of politician efforts, his eldest son Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle[?] was president of Chile from 1994 to 2000. Eduardo Frei Montalva is an important person of Chile and Latin America

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