Jews Standing As Candidates on Government Party Lists in Roumanian Election: Pact Discussions off Be

The election campaign for the new Parliament is now in full swing.

The Jewish National Party, which had intended to contest about 70 constituencies, has decided to contest only about 50,20 of them in Old Roumania and 18 in Transylvania.

The Party’s first list of candidates has been presented in the Kishineff district, and is headed by the Chief Rabbi of Bessarabia, ex-Senator Rabbi Zirelson.

The National Peasant Party, now the Government Party, is running a number of Jews as candidates. In the Bucharest district it is running Advocate Aureliu Weiss, the President of the Bucharest B’nai B’rith Lodge. In the big industrial town of Ploesti, it is running the President of the Local Jewish Community, Advocate Letzler, and in Tighine, in Bessarabia, it is running ex-Senator Moses #ipstein. Deputy Michelsohn is standing as one of the leading candidates of the Liberal Party in Czernowitz.

The discussions for the creation of an election pact between the Jorga Party and the Cuzists are stated to be off, as are also the similar discussions between the Jorga Party and the Iron Guard.

The “Curierul Israelit”, the organ of the Union of Roumanian Jews, commenting on this question, writes that it fails to understand how Professor Jorga was ever able to contemplate conducting a political campaign side by side with the Codreanu group, which he had only recently suppressed as a danger to the security of the State.

Does Professor Jorga imagine, the paper adds, that the numerous Jews who are members of his Party, both in Bucharest and in the provinces, will remain in his Party, if he concludes a pact with either Cuza or with Codreanu, or with both?

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