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12 Jews Named As Candidates in General Elections in South Africa

March 18, 1966
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Twelve Jews are among the 356 candidates who are on the ballots in South Africa’s general elections to be held March 30. Two of the Jewish candidates are members of the Government’s National Party; five are on the list of nominees by the United Party, chief of the opposition groups; and five others are on the ballots of the smaller opposition faction, the Progressive Party.

Among the candidates are six Jewish members of the outgoing Parliament: S. Frank, National Party; H. Miller, S. Emdin, L. B. Taurog and Dr. E.L. Fisher, all of the United Party; and Mrs. Helen Suzman, Progressive Party.

In two constituencies, Jewish candidates are on the ballot against each other. In Houghton, Mrs. Suzman is being opposed by the United Party’s Dr. A.D. Bensusan. In Parktown, Dr. B. Friedman, a Progressive, is opposing the reelection of Mr. Emdin. It was noted that, in the current election campaign in general, there are no issues affecting the South African Jewish community’s interests.

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