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Prasquier re-elected as political leader of French Jewry

Richard Prasquier, a 65-year-old Paris cardiologist, has been re-elected as president of CRIF, the umbrella representative group of French Jewish organizations, for a second three-year term. At a meeting of the organization’s General Assembly, Prasquier beat his rival Meyer Habib, one of CRIF’s vice-presidents, by 106 to 61 votes.

Some 60 Jewish associations and movements are represented in the General Assembly. Prasquier was first elected in 2007, when he succeeded Roger Cukierman.

CRIF, which defines itself as the “official and political voice of France’s Jewish community, was founded in Lyon in 1943 as an underground network to save Jews in Nazi-occupied France from deportation to the death camps.

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Preceding provided by World Jewish Congress.

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