Zionists and Orthodox Receive Equal Representation in Warsaw Kehillah
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Zionists and Orthodox Receive Equal Representation in Warsaw Kehillah

The elections to the Warsaw Kehillah, which took place here yesterday, gave representation to seven of the fifteen groups which contended for the control of the Kehillah, and an almost equal number of seats to the two main parties, the Zionist and the orthodox.

The results of the election are as follows: The Agudath Israel won 17 seats; among those elected on its ticket were Rosenbaum, Kirschbraun, Trockenheim. The Zionists gained 13 seats; among the elected were Klumel, Bichowsky, Gershon Levin, Gottlieb. Eiges, Elenberg, Levite Balaban. The Mizrachi elected 5; the elected were Farbstein, Bril, Levin-Epstein, Tennebbaum, Engelman; The Bund elected five; among the elected were Ehrlich, Portnoi, Himmelfarb. The Chassidim elected 3; the elected were Prives, Zalestein, Anker. The Folkists elected 3; the elected were Prilutzki, Rassner, Goldenberg. The Poale Zionists elected 3; among the elected were Zerubaval, Lew, Zager.

Out of the 51,767 taxpayers, who were entitled to vote, only 25,358 cast votes. It was charged that a great number of those willing to vote were prevented from doing so by the disorder prevailing at the polling places. A large group of those who were deprived of this right gathered in front of the community building on Grzybowski Street and held a protest meeting. Some of them forced their way into the building, causing some damage. Aside from that the elections; which were fought very tempestuously, and resembled the last Parliamentary elections, passed peacefully.

An important point in the election propaganda was the Palestinian question. Even the Left Poale Zionist, who were bitterly contesting with the Socialistic Bund for the workers votes, found it necessary to deplay on their platforms, posters showing the work of the Chalutzim in Palestine.

The Zionist group had a special orchestra of the Maccabee society march through the streets, from one polling place to another, playing Zionist and Jewish national songs.

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