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December 27, 1985

Chile's President Augusto Pinochet rejected a manifesto urging transition from military to civilian rule when he met on Christmas Eve with the Roman Catholic primate who initiated the document, a sponsor of the plan said. Pinochet's rebuff to Cardinal Juan Francisco Fresno marked a "breakdown in communications" that could lead to more violence, said Sergio Molina, a coordinator of the manifesto. The document proposes election of a congress to amend Pinochet's constitution so a president can be elected by popular vote by 1989.

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