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Andrei Filatov nominated for the post of FIDE Vice-President

The Russian Chess Federation (RCF) is nominating Andrei Filatov, President of the RCF, to the post of Vice-President of FIDE (the World Chess Federation).

The next elections for the FIDE leadership, including the president and vice-presidents, will take place on 11 August 2014 in the Norwegian city of Tromsø during the World Chess Olympiad.

The RCF Supervisory Board unanimously approved Andrei Filatov as a candidate for the post of FIDE Vice-President.

Andrey Filatov

Andrey Filatov (photo by Russian Chess Federation)

The election of the vice-presidents will take immediately after the election of the head of the FIDE during the congress of the FIDE General Assembly, which is the supreme legislative and executive body of the World Chess Federation.

This will be the first time a candidate from Russia is up for election by a voting procedure, since in accordance with the rules of FIDE a candidate for the post of vice-president can also be appointed by decision of the elected head of FIDE or can be elected as part of the president’s team.

Andrei Filatov is being nominated through the democratic election route – the congress delegates will examine his candidacy and hold a vote.

RCF Press Release

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