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Chilean Leader Salvador Allende Denies Threat of Communism

On September 4, 1970, Salvador Allende became the first Marxist to be democratically elected the leader of a Latin-American nation. Because he received only a plurality of votes, his presidential election had to be confirmed. In an interview about the tallying of votes, Allende takes offense when he is asked a question he considers "slightly impertinent."

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    On September 4, 1970, Salvador Allende became the first Marxist to be democratically elected the leader of a Latin-American nation. Because he received only a plurality of votes, his presidential election had to be confirmed. In an interview about the tallying of votes, Allende takes offense when he is asked a question he considers "slightly impertinent."

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