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Jews Fail to Secure Seat in Carpatho-russian Election


The Jewish population in Czecho-Slovakia will have no representative in either the Chamber or the Senate, as a result of the failure of the Jewish parties in Carpatho-Russia to present a united front in the elections which were held there yesterday.

Although 18,032 votes were cast by the Jewish Volkspartei for the Chamber, the number was insufficient to elect a representative, a minimum of 20,000 votes being required. Inasmuch as Carpatho-Russia was the only district which had a population sufficient to elect a Jewish representative, and the Czecho-Slovakian election law requires that at least one seat be won in a district before the votes in the rest of the country are counted for any party, the loss in Carpatho-Russia means that the Jewish votes all over the country will be given no consideration.

In the elections for the Senate, the combined Jewish vote was 32,572, but because they were split between the Jewish Volkspartei and the Jewish Democratic Party, no representation was won.

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