Vote of 46 Jews in Polish Sejm Important Factor in Presidential Elections

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The forty-six votes of the Jewish deputies and senators in the Polish National Assembly which is to elect a new president will play an important part in the forthcoming elections. The Jewish group consists of 34 deputies and 12 senators.

The National Assembly will meet in Warsaw on May 31. Whether or not the right parties will participate in the Assembly is not yet known. Their candidate will be Stanislaw Wojciechowski, the president whom Marshal Pilsudski compelled to resign.

The candidate of the Left groups will be Marshal Pilsudski.

It was learned that the national minorities intend to cast their vote for a neutral candidate, Wladyslaw Mickiewicz, son of the late Polish national poet, Adam Mickiewicz. Wladyslaw Mickiewicz, who is residing in Paris, is known for his liberal tendencies.

Representatives of the Polish Socialist Party conferred yesterday with the representatives of the Jewish labor party, Poale Zion (Left) concerning the situation. It was agreed that the Poale Zion maintain contact with the P.P.S.

It was also stated on good authority that the provisional government plans to create an understate secretariat for national minorities.

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