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Seven Jews Win Seats in General Elections in Brazil; One in Senate

One more Jew has been chosen to a legislative office, it was disclosed here today after final completion of tabulations from last month’s general elections. The latest Jewish addition is Henrique Henkin, former police chief of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, who has been elected as a deputy in that State’s Legislative Assembly.

With the confirmation of Mr. Henkin’s election, the total of Jews chosen in the general balloting stands at seven. One Jew had been elected to the Federal Senate, one to the National Legislative Assembly, and five to state Assemblies.

As a result of the elections, the Integralista Party, which during World War II played an important role in Brazilian politics with a program supporting Nazi Germany, lost its mandate. The Integralista group drew less than 10,000 votes in the entire country, electing not a single deputy either on the Federal or State levels. One eccentric candidate who ran for office in this city, calling himself “Adolf Hitler” and announcing himself as “a friend of the Bible and the Jews,” received exactly 47 votes.

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