In the French Chess Federation elections that were held on 31st March, Diego Salazar was appointed the new FFE President after edging Leo Battesti by a narrow margin of 17 votes or 1 percent.
836 clubs were eligible to cast 2136 votes. Of this number 591 clubs with 1642 votes took part in the process.
Diego Salazar won 812 votes (50.5%) and Leo Battesti won 795 votes (49.5%). 35 ballots were blank or not valid.
The new FFE administration:
President – Diego Salazar
Vice-President – Christophe Leroy
Treasurer – Stéphane Reyreau
Secretary General – Aurélie Dacalor
Development Officer – Eric Asked
Director of Women Chess – Jocelyne Wolfangel