Dvorkovich wins FIDE election

by Frederic Friedel
10/4/2018 – A Russian politician is the new FIDE President. Arkady Dvorkovich defeated incumbent Georgios Makropoulos by 103 votes to 78, after the third candidate Nigel Short withdrew his application. The election was held during the 89th FIDE general assembly in Batumi – where the Chess Olympiad is currently under way. Dvorkovich has announced an annual budget of three million Euros for developing countries. Read the international news reports. Full report and analysis on the FIDE election.

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Full report in the Financial Times

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Read the full Associated Press report here

Full story on the RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty news page.

Full report and analysis on the FIDE election

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Denix Denix 10/5/2018 11:34
Congratulations to new FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich!
fons3 fons3 10/5/2018 05:28
@ Stupido, @ basler88, @ calvinamari:

Trump for president!
calvinamari calvinamari 10/4/2018 11:16
A Kremlin-backed ex-politician worked out so well last time, but at least this one is not yet on international sanctions lists and does not commune with space aliens.
basler88 basler88 10/4/2018 09:00
So, Putin is back again!! ):
Stupido Stupido 10/4/2018 07:20
"Highest level of transparency". At least he is not short of humour.
Jack Nayer Jack Nayer 10/4/2018 05:27