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Three candidates for FIDE President 2018 – 2022

FIDEIt is official – three candidates will run for the post of FIDE President in the 2018 elections – Arkady Dvorkovich, Georgios Makropoulos, and Nigel Short. A total of 83 federations have expressed official support for the candidates, by nominating them for the elections. Arkady Dvorkovich is supported by 13 nations – 4 from Africa, 1 from Americas, 3 from Asia, and 5 from Europe. A total of 64 member nations support Georgios Makropoulos with 12 from Africa, 22 from Americas, 12 from Asia, and 18 from Europe. Nigel Short starts with 6 national federation nominations – 1 from Africa, 1 from Americas, 1 from Asia, and 3 from Europe.

The continental battles will be far less exciting with a race only in Africa and Asia. In Africa three candidates have applied successfully before the deadline – Essis Essoh (Ivory Coast), Lewis Ncube (Zambia), and Tshepo Sitale (Botswana). In Asia there are two candidates – Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan (UAE) and Ignatius Leong (SIN). However, the candidature of Ignatius Leong was sent and received nearly an hour later the announced deadline and included only three signed nominations. In accordance with FIDE Electoral Rules and Chapter 6 of FIDE Statutes, its acceptance and regularity is under review by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, taking into account the specific rules of the Asian Continental Association.

In Europe and Latin America there is no race. Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Jorge Vega are the only candidates. With both supporting Makropoulos, there is a high chance that more votes from those continents join his ticket, adding to the current 64.

A retrospective analysis shows that Georgios Makropoulos starts with the higher advantage compared to recent elections. For example, in the previous FIDE elections of 2014, Ilyumzhinov started with 56 nominations against the 20 who supported Kasparov.

The FIDE Presidential race so far

Dvorkovich to run for FIDE President
Georgios Makropoulos and FIDE Forward announce electoral ticket
Nigel Short announces candidacy for FIDE President 2018-2022
#KirsanGate story brings down Ilyumzhinov

#KirsanGate story

May 5: Virtual candidate on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket?
May 6: The chess world reacts to the Glen Stark case
May 6: Ilyumzhinov gets RCF support / Filatov says support may be revoked if ticket changes
May 8: The largest Norwegian newspaper on the FIDE elections and the Glen Stark affair
May 10: Glen Stark affair is a year long story
May 11: Glen Stark? Gary? Or maybe …Igor Shinder? Now officially #KirsanGate

 

FIDE Press release

FIDE has received, within the specified deadline of 3 July 2018, 17:00 (Athens time), the following three (3) Presidential Tickets of Arkady Dvorkovich, Georgios Makropoulos and Nigel Short for the upcoming FIDE elections 2018 (listed alphabetically):

 

a) Nominated by 13 National Federations, the Presidential Ticket of Arkady Dvorkovich:

Arkady Dvorkovich – President
Bachar Kouatly – Deputy President
Sewa Enyonam Fumey – General Secretary
Mahir Mammedov – Vice President
Julio Granda Zuniga – Vice President
Zhu Chen – Treasurer

The National Federations which nominate Arkady Dvorkovich’s ticket, alphabetically by continent:

Africa (4):

Ghana
Sudan
Togo
Tunisia

Americas (1):

Nicaragua

Asia (3):

Iraq
Mongolia
Qatar

Europe (5):

Azerbaijan
Belarus
France
Moldova
Russia

b) Nominated by 64 National Federations, the Presidential Ticket of Georgios Makropoulos:

Georgios Makropoulos – President
Malcolm Pein – Deputy President
Sundar Damal Villivalam – General Secretary
Martha Fierro – Vice President
Chitalu Chilufya – Vice President
Adrian M. Siegel – Treasurer

The National Federations which nominate Georgios Makropoulos’ ticket, alphabetically by continent:

Africa (12):

Algeria
Comoros Islands
Congo
Egypt
Gabon
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Mauritania
Senegal
Swaziland
Zambia

Americas (22):

Argentina
Aruba
Barbados
Bolivia
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Mexico
Netherlands Antilles
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
US Virgin Islands

Asia (12):

Bangladesh
Guam
Hong Kong
India
Laos
Maldives
Nauru
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
Solomon Islands
Timor-Leste

Europe (18):

Andorra
Cyprus
Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Guernsey
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Romania
San Marino
Scotland
Serbia
Spain
Switzerland

c) Nominated by 6 National Federations, the Presidential Ticket of Nigel Short:

Nigel Short – President
Lukasz Marek Turlej – Deputy President
Ruth Haring – General Secretary
Olalekan Adeyemi – Vice President
Paul Spiller – Vice President
Panu Laine – Treasurer

The National Federations which nominate Nigel Short’s ticket, alphabetically by continent:

Africa (1):

Nigeria

Americas (1):

USA

Asia (1):

New Zealand

Europe (3):

England
Finland
Poland

For information:

The Secretariat has received the following candidates for Continental Presidential elections 2018 (by Continent alphabetically) by the deadline (midnight):

Africa:

a) Essis Essoh (Ivory Coast)
b) Lewis Ncube (Zambia)
c) Tshepo Sitale (Botswana)

http://www.africa-chess.org

Americas:

Jorge Vega (Guatemala)

https://www.fideamerica.com

Asia:

a) Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan (UAE)
b) Ignatius Leong (SIN) – (this candidature was sent and received nearly an hour later the announced deadline and included only three signed nominations. In accordance with FIDE Electoral Rules and Chapter 6 of FIDE Statutes, its acceptance and regularity is under review by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, taking into account the specific rules of the Asian Continental Association, if applicable).

http://asianchess.com 

Europe:

Zurab Azmaiparashvili (Georgia)

http://www.europechess.org/ecu-circular-letter-no-22018/

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