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Austrian President May Lose Elections Because of Jewish Wife

His Jewish sympathies and more so his Jewish wife, may be a great obstacle for Dr. Michael Hainisch, President of the Austrian Republic, at the Presidential Elections next October.

In nationalistic, Austiran circles, the question has been raised whether Hainische shall receive the support of the Party. The Nationalists object to Hainische on account of his Jewish sympathies and his Jewish wife. It has even been stated that Dr. Hainische, himself, is of Jewish descent. Both these allegations were denied from circles closely related to the President, but the Nationalistic propoganda, however, is still carried on, with the contention that the president is pro-Jewish.

Dr. Hainische was elected December 9th, 1920, for a term of four years.

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