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Seven Jews Elected to Argentine Parliament; Jewish Groups Optimistic

Seven Jewish deputies were elected to the Argentine Parliament in the national elections which took place last Sunday, according to provisional returns announced today. Other Jewish candidates also may have been elected in provincial Senate and Chamber contests. The returns caused a general feeling of optimism among Jewish groups. It was noted that extremist groups were soundly beaten.

The new Jewish deputies are Manuel Belnicoff and Hugo Minsk, from Buenos Aires for the winning Union Civica Radical del Pueblo party; David Schapira, from the Buenos Aires province, for the Union Civica Radical; Mauricio Fischer, from Cordova Province, for the Union del Pueblo Argentina party; Oscar Murmis, from Buenos Aires; Leon Patlis, from Buenos Aires for the Democratic Progressist party; and Eduardo Schaposhik, from Buenos Aires for the Socialist Democratic party. Belnicoff headed the Union Civica Radical ticket in Buenos Aires.