President Salvadore Allende of Chile -- the world's first and only democratically-elected Marxist leader -- has received a peace medal for his 'efforts towards world peace'.
GV EXTERIOR Palace of Culture.
SV ZOOM BACK TO GV INTERIOR Allende being greeted on rostrum.
MV Allende ZOOM BACK TO officials on rostum PAN TO choir singing.
GV Delegates seated.
MV Secretary of World Council of Peace Romesh Chandra addressing delegates. (3 shots)
MV Chandra pins medal on Allends.
MV Allende shakes hands with Chandra and Belgium delegate Madame Isabelle Blume.
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Background: President Salvadore Allende of Chile -- the world's first and only democratically-elected Marxist leader -- has received a peace medal for his 'efforts towards world peace'. The award, the 'Frederic Joliot-Curie Peace Medal', was presented to him in the Chilean capital of Santiago on Wednesday night (October 4) at the opening session of the World Council for Peace. The conference was being attended by some 160 delegates from 70 nations.
Receiving the award, President Allende said the fight for peace was not a one-man fight, but belonged to 'all people'. He also attacked 'imperialism', saying this assailed people from economic, political and cultural points of view.