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FIDE Elections – List of Federations with voting powers & Electoral Commission Report

The FIDE Congress will be held in Chennai, India between 31 July 2022 and 09 August 2022 as part of the Chess Olympiad 2022 (see all Olympiad news here). Part of it is the FIDE General Assembly, where on the agenda are the FIDE elections.

A total of five presidential candidates tried to complete the requirements for a valid presidential ticket. According to the 2022 FIDE Elections Timeline, by 6 pm CET on June 7, Presidential candidacies had to reach the FIDE Office. Following the deadline, the FIDE Electoral Commission consisting of Roberto Rivello (chairman), Francois Strydom and Lakhdar Mazouz held an online meeting.

The Electoral Commission published the 1st part of the report on Tuesday, June 7th, without the list of Presidential Tickets. The report listed FIDE Member Federations having Voting powers, while the Presidential Tickets will be published upon receiving the final report of the Electoral Commission on the subject.

FIDE Electoral Commission Report, June 7, 2022 – Part 1

“The Electoral Commission (hereafter ELC) held an on-line meeting on 7th of June 2022, that was attended by all members of the ELC: Roberto Rivello (chairman), Francois Strydom and Lakhdar Mazouz.

Erald Dervishi, Observer nominated by the FIDE Continent – Europe (ECU) participated in the meeting as well.

The other Observers – Darcy Lima (Americas), Kezzie Msukwa (Africa), Rashid Alanezi (Asia) – apologised for not being able to attend the meeting. Darcy Lima, the day before the meeting, submitted written notes, that have been taken into account by the ELC.

The following points were inserted in the agenda, discussed and decided by the ELC.

I) Approval of the list of the Member Federations having right to vote (together with the names of the Presidents and of the FIDE Delegates);

In accordance with art. 3.4 of the Electoral Rules, sixty (60) days before elections, the FIDE Offices shall make public, both on the FIDE website and sending them to all Member Federations, a list of Member Federations having right to vote and a separate list of suspended Member Federations, if any, together with the names of the Presidents and FIDE Delegates.

These lists are just provisional ones; the ELC has the task to approve them carrying out only a preliminary exam, given that until thirty (30) days before elections, each Member Federation can communicate any election or nomination of a different FIDE Delegate or President.

The first point discussed by the ELC concerned the existence or not, at the present moment, of suspended Member Federations.

The FIDE Charter rules that the Council can suspend a Member Federation, with a decision that is immediately effective but subjected to confirmation by the General Assembly.

In occasion of the extraordinary meeting held on 27th of February 2022, regarding “the current situation and the urgent measures to be taken after the military action launched by Russia in Ukraine”, among other measures the Council, “following the call from IOC”, decided that “no Russian and Belarusian national flag be displayed or anthem be played in all FIDE-rated international chess events” and “suspended Russia and Belarus teams from FIDE competitions”, but did not suspend the Member Federations of Russia and Belarus.

Therefore, to this date, there are not suspended Member Federations, for what concerns the election of the President and members of the FIDE Council, of the Zone Presidents, and of the members of the Ethics and Disciplinary Commission and of the Constitutional Commission (FIDE Continents can organise their internal elections in accordance with their internal rules). As a consequence, it is not necessary to prepare a separate list of suspended Member Federations.

The Council, in the last months, following an advisory opinion of the Constitutional Commission, decided to nominate a “FIDE reverse delegate” for some Member Federations. The decision to nominate a reverse delegate is aimed to help Member Federations, that were not able to fully respect all obligations prescribed by the FIDE Charter, to overcome their difficulties and problems, this way avoiding the more severe measure of the suspension of the FIDE membership.

“FIDE reverse delegates” have been charged and empowered, among other tasks, to liaise with national authorities, facilitating the solution of internal conflicts and to give impulse to the organisation of regular assemblies.

The ELC is informed that the mandate assigned to the FIDE reverse delegates has been extended by the Council until the end of June 2022 and that the Constitutional Commission has been requested to express an advisory opinion -about the current situation of these Member Federations- before the end of June 2022 as well. Therefore, the ELC shall wait for the consequent decisions of the Council -that it is likely will be assumed before next deadline of the 7th of July 2022-, before assuming any decision about voting powers and representation of these Member Federations, that in the current list will be indicated without mentioning the names of their President and Delegate.

Then, the ELC examined the data communicated by the FIDE Offices.

The Observers Darcy Lima and Erald Dervishi indicated two possible inaccurate references, regarding Member Federations of Ecuador and Cyprus. The ELC verified these indications and agreed on them.

About Member Federations of Belize, Dominica, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the ELC, considered that they became FIDE Members in December 2021, they will have no voting powers in 2022 FIDE Elections

Finally, the ELC approved the list annexed to this report, that the FIDE Offices shall publish on the FIDE website and shall communicate to all Member Federations, together with the part of this ELC report regarding this issue.”

List of FIDE Member Federations having Voting powers:

1AFGAfghanistanGhulam Ali MalikzadGhulam Ali Malikzad
2ALBAlbaniaDervishi, EraldDervishi, Erald
3ALGAlgeriaBrahim Djelloul, AzzedineBrahim Djelloul, Azzedine
4ANDAndorraRechi Perez, FrancescObregon Gutierrez, Joan Antoni
5ANGAngolaMartins, Tito CorreiaMartins, Tito Correia
6ANTAntigua and BarbudaSmith, Seymore 
7ARGArgentinaPetrucci, MarioPetrucci, Mario
8ARMArmeniaSargsian, SerzhLputian, Smbat G
9ARUArubaTromp, Hubert RandolfWilliams Pesqueira, Carol S.
10AUSAustraliaWastell, GaryBonham, Kevin
11AUTAustriaTschohl, ChristofTschohl, Christof
12AZEAzerbaijanMammedov, MahirMammedov, Mahir
13BAHBahamasKnowles, Kendrick 
14BRNBahrainRahma, HameedRahma, Hameed
15BANBangladeshDr. Benazir Ahmed BPM (Bar)Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim
16BARBarbadosHerbert, AllanHerbert, Allan
17BLRBelarusSychuk, SiarheiSychuk, Siarhei
18BELBelgiumBailleul, GeertCornet, Luc
19BERBermudaFreeman, NigelMarshall-Harris, Andrea
20BHUBhutan Wangchuk, Ugyen Wangchuk
21BOLBoliviaZambrana, OswaldoBorda, Alan
22BIHBosnia & HerzegovinaDemirovic, SeadStojanovic, Dalibor
23BOTBotswanaSegaise Mooketsi 
24BRABrazilMacedo, Maximo IgorLima, Darcy
25IVBBritish Virgin IslandsLettsome, MauriceBarnes, Sachkia
26BRUBrunei DarussalamAli, Zainal Abidin 
27BULBulgariaToshev, RuslanStefanova, Antoaneta
28BURBurkina FasoOuedraogo S Arnaud J DOuedraogo S Arnaud J D
29BDIBurundiNtamatungiro, Wilfried 
30CAMCambodiaHout, LyDy, Chaut
31CMRCameroonTanko, Eli 
32CANCanadaDrkulec, VladoPlotkin, Victor
33CPVCape VerdeCarapinha, Francisco ManuelCarapinha, Francisco Manuel
34CAYCayman IslandsTracey, ShaunTracey, Shaun
35CARCentral African RepublicAtazi Yeke Jean MexinAtazi Yeke Jean Mexin
36CHAChadMahamat Hachim BacharMahamat Hachim Bachar
37CHIChileAbarca Gonzalez, DamarisMundaca Alvarez, Juan Carlos
38CHNChinaYe, JiangchuanTian, Hongwei
39TPEChinese TaipeiLiu, Ko-FeiChen, Mei Fang Dina
40COLColombiaEscobar Forero, AlderEscobar Forero, Alder
41COMComoros IslandsDaroueche, Echata Mohamed 
42CRCCosta RicaQuiros Rojas, Luis EduardoQuiros Rojas, Luis Eduardo
44CROCroatiaBrkic, Ivica 
45CUBCubaRivero Gonzalez, CarlosRivero Gonzalez, Carlos
46CYPCyprusTornaritis, CritonKlerides, Paris
47CZECzech RepublicNovotny, ViktorPisk, Petr
48CODDemocratic Republic of the CongoEsungi, Guy BotetsiEsungi, Guy Botetsi
49DENDenmarkJacobsen, PoulJacobsen, Poul
50DJIDjiboutiYassin Souleman HassanYassin Souleman Hassan
51DOMDominican RepublicDominguez Brito, PedroDominguez Brito, Pedro
52ECUEcuadorBastidas Rodriguez, Jaime 
53EGYEgyptElgendy, HeshamElgendy, Hesham
54ESAEl SalvadorBlanco, David E.Blanco, David E.
55ENGEnglandLawson, Dominic RalphPein, Malcolm
56GEQEquatorial GuineaNguema Ebile, PedroNguema Ebile, Pedro
57ERIEritreaKiflay Andemicael SeareKhaled Hassen Dirar
58ESTEstoniaKoort, KenKoort, Ken
59SWZEswatiniMsibi, DumsaneMsibi, Dumsane
60ETHEthiopiaWoldu, Tsedeke YihunieHussein, Seifu Belayneh
61FAIFaroe IslandsWiberg, IngiWiberg, Ingi
62FIJFijiVukikomoala, HildaPrasad, Ravikesh
63FINFinlandTiiva, EetuLaine, Panu
64FRAFranceRelange, EloiEscafre, Stephane
65GABGabonBongo Akanga Ndjila, BarthelemyBongo Akanga Ndjila, Barthelemy
66GAMGambiaNyass, Ebrima 
67GEOGeorgiaGiorgadze, GiorgiIashvili, Akaki
68GERGermanyKrause, UllrichKrause, Ullrich
69GHAGhanaAmeku, Philip ElikemAmeku, Philip Elikem
70GREGreeceEfstathopoulos, EfstathiosMakropoulos, Georgios
71GRNGrenadaFerguson, Ruggles 
72GUMGuamSantos, Almer 
73GUAGuatemalaCentes Cifuentes, Josue FernandoVega Fernandez, Jorge
74GCIGuernseyHill, JonathanKirby, Peter J.
75GUYGuyanaFarley, FrankieFarley, Frankie
76HAIHaitiLumarque, Jacky 
77HONHondurasHernandez, Juan CarlosHernandez, Juan Carlos
78HKGHong Kong, ChinaChan, Kwai KeongChan, Kwai Keong
79HUNHungarySzabo, LaszloFont, Gusztav Dr.
80ISLIcelandBjornsson, GunnarBjornsson, Gunnar
81INDIndiaSanjay KapoorChauhan, Bharat Singh
82INAIndonesiaAdianto, UtutAmbarukmi, Dwi Hatmisari
83IRIIranTaemini Lichaei, HassanParidar, Shadi
84IRQIraqDhafer, Abdul Ameer MadhloomDhafer, Abdul Ameer Madhloom
85IRLIrelandBeatty, DesmondO’Connor, Jonathan
86ISRIsraelBarkai, ZvikaSlav, Moshe
87ITAItalyMaggi, LuigiRivello, Roberto
88JAMJamaicaMyers, PeterMyers, Peter
89JPNJapanManabe, Hiroshi 
90JCIJerseyJouault, LouisBoxall, Graham
91JORJordanNawaf, IrshedatKhader, Sami
92KAZKazakhstanKhussainov, Galim 
93KENKenyaWanjala, BenardWanjala, Benard
94KOSKosovo *Budima, ArmendErmeni, Bekim
95KUWKuwaitRamadan, HassanAlamiri, Adel
96KGZKyrgyzstanTolbaev, BaburTolbaev, Babur
97LAOLaosVilavane, InthavaVilavane, Inthava
98LATLatvia Kalnins, Toms
99LBNLebanonBadieh, KhaledKhairallah, Elias
100LESLesothoMotloheloa, Tseliso 
101LBRLiberiaThomas Karyah 
102LBALibyaAli, Fouzi FathullahAli, Fouzi Fathullah
103LIELiechtensteinGerold Heinz SchaedlerGerold Heinz Schaedler
104LTULithuaniaKaminskas, Gytis 
105LUXLuxembourgFattebene, PierreJeitz, Olivier
106MACMacauCheung Chiu Hang, RaymondSilveirinha, Jose Antonio C.
107MADMadagascarRamalanjaona, AndrianantenainaRakotomaharo, Yves Andre
108MAWMalawiNamangale, SusanNamangale, Susan
109MASMalaysiaSanusi, Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah 
110MDVMaldivesHussain Shiyan 
111MLIMaliDiakite, OusmaneKadouno, Drissa
112MLTMaltaBorg, GeoffreyBorg, Geoffrey
113MTNMauritaniaTajedine, Sidi MohamedOuld Bah, Abdallhi M Elmokhtar
114MRIMauritiusBhowany, HurrynarainBhowany, Hurrynarain
115MEXMexicoRamirez Barajas, Mario AntonioRamirez Barajas, Mario Antonio
116MDAMoldovaDodon, IgorDodon, Igor
117MNCMonacoRapaire, Jean-MichelVan Hoolandt, Patrick
118MGLMongoliaGurvanbaatar, ErdenebaatarGurvanbaatar, Erdenebaatar
119MNEMontenegroMilovic, JovanMilovic, Jovan
121MOZMozambiqueBotao Milton 
122MYAMyanmarMaung Maung LwinMaung Maung Lwin
123NAMNamibiaEichab, Charles 
124NRUNauruHalstead, RichieHalstead, Richie
125NEPNepalShrestha, Eka LalShrestha, Eka Lal
126NEDNetherlandsDe Jong-Muhren, BiancaHamers, Herman
127AHONetherlands AntillesPicus, MarlonPicus, Marlon
128NZLNew ZealandMetge, J. NigelFreeman, Michael Roy
129NCANicaraguaBendana-Guerrero, Guy Dr.Bendana-Guerrero, Guy Dr.
130NGRNigeriaMohammed, Sani Usman 
131MKDNorth MacedoniaBogdanovikj, SashaGakidova, Aleksandra
132NORNorwayAgdestein, Simen 
133OMAOmanAl Bulushi, Ahmed Bin DarwishAl Bulushi, Ahmed Bin Darwish
134PAKPakistanQureshi, HanifQureshi, Hanif
135PLWPalauWhipps, Eric Ksau SurangelWhipps, Eric Ksau Surangel
136PLEPalestineBashar MasriAl-Susi, Rajai N
137PANPanamaCarrillo, Jose AntonioCarrillo, Jose Antonio
138PNGPapua New GuineaMcCoy, TomPress, Shaun
139PARParaguayBenitez Irazusta, EduardoZarza, Ronald
140PERPeruOrtega, JaimeGutierrez, Renzo
141PHIPhilippinesPichay, ProsperoAbundo, Casto
142POLPolandJedynak, RadoslawJedynak, Radoslaw
143PORPortugalCross, DominicCross, Dominic
144PURPuerto RicoCruz Arce, Francisco J.Cruz Arce, Francisco J.
145QATQatarAl-Mudahka, MohdAl-Mudahka, Mohd
146ROURomaniaArdeleanu, VladDobronauteanu, Ion-Serban
147RUSRussiaFilatov, AndreyGluhovsky, Mark
148RWARwandaZimurinda, Ben Tom 
149SKNSaint Kitts and NevisWilliams, IzBen CordinalWilliams, IzBen Cordinal
150LCASaint LuciaRichards, TrisAnnRichards, TrisAnn
151SMRSan MarinoTabarini, IvanTabarini, Ivan
152STPSao Tome and PrincipeEspirito Santo, Tome 
153KSASaudi ArabiaAlwahshi, Abdullah Salem A 
154SCOScotlandWebster, Jim JHowie, Andrew
155SENSenegalCisse, Amadou Lamine 
156SRBSerbiaLazic, DraganLazic, Dragan
157SEYSeychellesHoareau, Benjamin 
158SLESierra LeoneKamara, AnsumanaKamara, Ansumana
159SGPSingaporeHsu, Li Yang 
160SVKSlovakiaMilan, RomanRepkova, Eva
161SLOSloveniaBrglez, MilanBrglez, Milan
162SOLSolomon IslandsMaelasi, Anthony 
163SOMSomaliaHassan, Ahmed AbdiHassan, Ahmed Abdi
165KORSouth KoreaHyun, In SukHyun, In Suk
166SSDSouth SudanAduot Madit RigkherAduot Madit Rigkher
167ESPSpainOchoa De Echaguen, Francisco JavierPadulles Argerich, Ramon
168SRISri LankaWijesuriya, G. LuxmanWijesuriya, G. Luxman
169SUDSudanOmer Abdalla Omer DeabOmer Abdalla Omer Deab
170SURSurinameKaslan, Marlon 
171SWESwedenJalling, HakanJalling, Hakan
172SUISwitzerlandVoegtlin, Andre 
173SYRSyriaAbbas, AliAbbas, Ali
174TJKTajikistanSaid, DavlataliVatanov, Khurshed
175TANTanzaniaMwanyika, GeoffreyMwanyika, Geoffrey
176THAThailandNakvanich, SahapolNakvanich, Sahapol
177TLSTimor-LesteTilman, Zeferino ViegasTilman, Zeferino Viegas
178TOGTogoNdjelle, Abby EdahFumey, Enyonam Sewa
179TTOTrinidad & TobagoJohnson, SonjaJohnson, Sonja
180TUNTunisiaDoghri, Nabil 
181TURTurkeyTulay, GulkizTulay, Gulkiz
182TKMTurkmenistanMalikgulyyev, Vepa 
183UGAUgandaMwaka, EmmanuelMwaka, Emmanuel
184UKRUkraineKapustin, ViktorGnyp, Yuriy
185UAEUnited Arab EmiratesSarhan Al MuainiSarhan Al Muaini
186USAUnited States of AmericaHoffpauir, MikeKhodarkovsky, Michael
187URUUruguayMilans, CarlosCeli, Enrique
188ISVUS Virgin IslandsMurphy, MargaretMurphy, Margaret
189UZBUzbekistanAbdukhakimov, AzizTurdialiev, Husan
190VENVenezuelaAlvarez Marquez, Johann CarlosAlvarez Marquez, Johann Carlos
191VIEVietnamNguyen, Dong TienDang, Tat Thang
192WLSWalesHarle, BillHarle, Bill
193YEMYemenSallam, Sabri Abdul-MawlaSallam, Sabri Abdul-Mawla
194ZAMZambiaChilufya, MukubuloChilufya, Mukubulo
195ZIMZimbabweTongowona, CollenTongowona, Collen

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