"Several factors have shaped the quarter of a century of democracy in Chile (1990 to nowadays): the Allende government and the military coup in 1973, the long dictatorship and its policies, changes in the world perspective and in the chilean society, culture and politics. ¿What is the evaluation of the period? There are different views which reflect today in chilean politics and future".
Jorge Arrate (Santiago, May 1, 1941) is a Chilean lawyer, economist, writer and politician. He was Ministry of State for the presidents Salvador Allende, Patricio Aylwin and Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle. In 2009, Arrate was appointed as presidential candidate of Chile on behalf of the political alliance Juntos Podemos Más and other leftist political movements, obtaining 6.21% of the total votes in the elections of that year. He has coauthored the books Memoria de la Izquierda Chilena (2003) Pasión y razón del socialismo (1989), on the history of socialism in Chile. He is the author of La fuerza democrática de la idea socialista (1985), written in exile, and most recently, Con viento a favor. Del Frente Popular a la Unidad Popular (2017).