The Habsburgic troops were driven away by a popular insurrection in the same year.
The rebels, he said, believe that a victory by the right-wing party will inevitably drive the center into their camp and lead to a popular insurrection.
Events turned violent, and a National Salvation Front called for popular insurrection.
Throughout the 19th century, many popular insurrections took place, and the country became known for its nationalist and anti-czarist passions.
"Finally it could be so strong that it could create conditions for a popular insurrection."
With the help of a popular insurrection, on May 27 they laid siege to Palermo, the island's capital.
The rebels, they added, hope that will polarize the electorate and drive many voters to the left, providing the support necessary for a popular insurrection.
But the insurgents also ran into devastating evidence that their hopes of setting off a popular insurrection had been far-fetched.
And it was exactly the image that the administration had most wanted to avoid in its campaign to portray the fall of Baghdad as a popular insurrection.
A man of heroic stature, Chamorro's murder in 1978 sparked the popular insurrection.