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Change in Polish Electoral System May Affect Number of Jewish Deputies Elected

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The number of Jewish deputies in the next Polish Sejm, if new elections will be ordered, will be diminished, should the plans now under consideration by the government be put into effect.

It was learned today that the government contemplates introducing changes in the present election system. While the government intends to retain the present principle of general, proportional and secret ballot, it proposes to abolish the now existing rule of united election tickets for the country as a whole. According to the new plans, each district will have to vote for separate candidates. This will affect the Jewish tickets which will be unable to gain sufficiently strong numbers in those towns and villages where the Jewish voters are in the minority. Up to now votes cast in any part of the country were applied to the general party ticket.

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