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In pictures: General Augusto Pinochet
TV address

Three days later, Gen Pinochet addressed the nation on television. Although he quickly gained notoriety as the leader of the coup internationally, it took some months for him to emerge as leader at home and initially, he even appeared conciliatory.

But his grip on power quickly hardened. By mid-1974, he was declared Supreme Head of the Nation, and by December, president.

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