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Chile's Cabinet resigns to give Pinochet free hand to regroup

Chile's entire Cabinet resigned Monday to give President Augusto Pinochet a free hand to reorganize his military government after a week of political violence that killed 14 people. Alfonso Marquez de la Plata, secretary-general of government, announced the resignations after a 25-minute Cabinet meeting yesterday at the presidential palace.

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He said the action had been taken ''so that the President can take whatever decisions he believes necessary.''