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Diverse Directions along the Shining Path

  • Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh
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Part of the Perspectives in Comparative Politics book series (PCP)

Abstract

The year 1980 was seminal in Peru’s political history. Citizens elected a president for the first time in more than a decade. The new constitution allowed illiterate citizens and 18-year-olds to vote for the first time ever. And a new social movement known as Shining Path held a rare plenum of its Central Committee that, among other things, adopted the slogan “Initiate the armed struggle.”

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Communist Party Civil Liberty Wage Earner Direct Democracy Security Force 
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© Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh 2006

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  • Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh

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