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Isabel Allende (politician)

Maria Isabel Allende Bussi is a Chilean Socialist politician, who has been a deputy in the National Congress of Chile since 1994. She is the daughter of former president of Chile Salvador Allende, and his wife, Hortensia Bussi. Being of the Allende family, Maria Isabel Allende is of Basque and Belgian descent.

Following her father's death in the coup of September 11, 1973, Allende fled with her mother and two sisters, first to Cuba, and then to Mexico where she spent 16 years of exile before returning to Chile in 1989 as the military dictatorship was ending.

See also

History of Chile

External links

Biography from the Chilean National Congress

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