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“vitalist” Party Again Wins Majority in Elections to Athens Jewish Community Assembly

The “Vitalist” Jewish party again emerged victorious in the elections to the Jewish Community Assembly which took place today. An announcement issued following the counting of the ballots said that the Vitalist Party gained 28 seats in the Assembly, the Zionists 14 seats and the Jewish Rehabilitation Party 8 seats.

In the last elections, in 1946, the first since the end of the war, the “Vitalists” had 29 seats to a combined total of 21 for the opposition parties. During the previous administration the nine-member Community Council was exclusively “Vitalist” because the party refused to cooperate with the opposition groups.