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Palestine Elections to Zionist Congress Give Labour 62% of Votes According to Preliminary Figures: R

The figures made known so far of the Palestine elections for delegates to the next Zionist Congress repeat on the whole the results of the elections which took place last January to the Palestine Jewish Elected Assembly, Labour again capturing the greater part of the votes, and emerging stronger than all the other parties combined. As far as can be seen, Labour has secured 62 per cent. of the total poll, while the Revisionists have again succeeded, as in the January elections, in coming second, securing about 17 per cent. Of the votes. The General Zionists have done better than in the January elections, securing about 7 per cent. Of the poll.

Out of 9,000 votes counted by mid-day 5,235 were Labour; 1,793 Revisionist; 1,191 went to the various Mizrachi groups; 575 to the General Zionists, and 123 to the Yemenites. These figures cover Jerusalem, Haifa, Afuleh, Athlit, Tiberias and the Dead Sea post.

In Tel Aviv the results are Labour 3,765 votes; Revisionists 1,761; General Zionists 98; Yemenites 715; Mizrachi 386 and Poale Mizrachi 386.

On these figures, Labour has almost 9,000 votes; the Revisionists 3,444, the Mizrachi, including the Poale Mizrachi, 1,940, the General Zionists 1,556 and the Yemenites 838.

According to the figures, it may be assumed that of the 30 delegates which Palestine will send to the Congress, 18 will be Labour, five Revisionists, two General, and two or three Mizrachi (including Poale Mizrachi).

The Congress Election Board adopted a resolution this morning condemning the election methods of the Revisionists and making charges against them of deception and fraud in preparing improper identification cards and of committing other irregularities.

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