Kirsan Ilyumzhinov re-elected as FIDE President
Monday, 11 August 2014 18:35
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was reelected by a wide margin with 110 votes against Garry Kasparov’s 61. In his speech after the elections, Kirsan showed gratitude to all his supporters and personally thanked his opponent Garry Kasparov for raising the image of chess in the world. FIDE President invited the team of the 13th World Champion to join the FIDE team and help in development of chess.
The FIDE General Assembly started on 11th August at 9am at the Tromso University.
Ms Margaret Murphy, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, presented a report.
After the roll call to establish the quorum, the Assembly proceeded with the election of Scrutineers.
Kevin Bonham (AUS), Graham Boxall (JCI), Hesham El Gendy (EGY), Carol Jarecki (IBV) and Paris Klerides (CYP) were nominated by the General Assembly.
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov presented his report. Ilyumzhinov informed that the World Championship Match as well as two FIDE Grand Prix events Baku and Tashkent will hold this year and two more Grand Prix events will be announced for next year.
Nigel Freeman presented the report about budget and at the end of his mandate as FIDE Treasurer thanked all federations and officials for the cooperation throughout the years.
Graham Boxall, Chairman of the Verification Commission, was the next one to present his report.
After the lunch break, scrutineers El Gendy, Jarecki and Klerides took the floor and FIDE Presidential Board members moved to the audience. After the roll call it was confirmed that 174 federations were present to vote.
Garry Kasparov was first to present his ticket and program and then Kirsan Ilyumzhinov also took the floor to present his ticket and program.
After that the secrete voting took place and after announcing of result the FIDE General Assembly applauded to reelected FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.