Kirsan Ilyumzhinov remains FIDE President

by Alejandro Ramirez
8/11/2014 – In a very hostile environment today's General Assembly was held. With all the votes counted the official tally is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov 110. The current FIDE President will maintain his position until the next General Elections. It seems as if the Kasparov Campaign simply did not reach the votes they needed, and it certainly was not as close as expected. More to follow.

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FIDE Elections Results

The FIDE Elections took place in the General Assembly, held a few hours ago. The ambiance was very hostile as people kept accusing each other of corruption and foul play. At the end the result was 61 for Kasparov, 110 for Ilyumzhinov.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov retains his position as FIDE president

It seems as if the signage was not enough...

Defeated: Kasparov got 61 votes, though there seems to have been some votes that were "rejected".

Photos by Alejandro Ramirez, Pascal Simon and André Schulz


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Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez has been playing tournament chess since 1998. His accomplishments include qualifying for the 2004 and 2013 World Cups as well as playing for Costa Rica in the 2002, 2004 and 2008 Olympiads. He currently has a rating of 2583 and is author of a number of popular and critically acclaimed ChessBase-DVDs.

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