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Report Hainisch Plans to Resign Austrian Presidency

June 22, 1923
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Although his term does not expire until the fall of 1924 President Hainisch of Austria is contemplating resigning from the presidency this fall, according to reports current in political circles here. President Hainisch is said to be weary of his position.

Among the candidates mentioned to succeed him is Dr. Wisenkirchner, the Speaker of the Parliament, a member of the Christian Socialist Party. Another spoken of is Dr. Binghafer Pangerman, an outspoken anti-Semite. The most likely successor seems to be the former Premier Dr. Johan Schober, who is not an adherent to any particular party.

In view of Austria’s need for international financial assistance, it is not believed that any outspoken anti-Semite such as Pangerman will be given the position.

President Hainisch is ranked as a friend among Jews, his aged mother being of Jewish descent.

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