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To Call Jewish Congress in Roumania to Consider Election Problems

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The possibility that a Jewish congress composed of the representatives of the various parties and groups to consider the attitude to be taken by the Jewish population in the forthcoming parliamentary elections loomed large today when all political groups and factions were feverishly at work in preparation for the contest.

It is stated on good authority that the national minorities in Greater Roumania plan to unite into one bloc for the election. Meetings of the various Jewish groups have been held to consider the attitude to be taken by them. Efforts at uniting the Jewish groups in the Old Kingdom, in Transylvania, Bukowina and Bessarabia are being made. The immediate purpose is the creation of a joint committee which will be charged with the task of calling a Jewish congress at once.

The congress would have to decide on one of three possibilities: a Jewish election bloc, affiliation with the national minorities bloc, or an alliance with the National Peasant Party, the present government party, which is reported to be willing to include in its lists, a proportionate number of Jewish candidates.

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