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Antwerp Mayor Re-elected in Spite of Boycott by Jewish Leaders

Lode Crayerbeck has been re-elected Mayor of Antwerp as the Socialist Party candidate, despite a boycott by a group of Jewish leaders of the party, it was confirmed here today.

The Mayor offered to resign last spring following a public outcry over an anti-Semitic tirade he voiced in a coffee house against the Jewish patrons. He withdrew his resignation when the Socialist Party decided to place him first on its slate for the election last Sunday, over the opposition of the Jewish Socialists, who declined to have their names on the ticket.

The Socialist party lost three seats. Mayor Crayerbeck received 8,000 votes, 5,000 votes fewer than he got in the 1958 election.