Pinhas Rashish, Mapai Leader, Elected Mayor of Petach Tikvah

Pinhas Rashish, deputy mayor of the town of Petach Tikvah was elected mayor today following the resignation of Mayor I. Krousmann. Earlier this year, Mr. Rashish, a Mapai leader, was elected mayor but on an appeal to the Supreme Court the election was declared invalid. Subsequently. Mr. Krousman, a Labor Mizrachist, was elected with the support of the Mapai.