Handbook ::  A. Administrative Subjects

Chapter 05 - The Executive Board

5.1. The Executive Board concerns itself with matters that are usually dealt with by the General Assembly and in particular with the annual reports of the President and the Treasurer as well as all further subjects listed on the agenda for the General Assembly and recommends actions. During Olympiad years the Executive Board will only hold an abbreviated meeting which will discuss only those issues which are paramount on the agenda and have broad interest or those that may generate controversy at the General Assembly.
5.2. The Executive Board consists of: the FIDE President, the Honorary President, the Deputy President, the General Secretary, the Treasurer, the Vice Presidents, the Honorary Vice-Presidents, the four Continental Presidents, the four Continental Deputy Presidents, the Zonal Presidents, four elected representatives from each of the Continents, the Auditor, the current World Champion and the current Women`s World Champion.
With the exception of the Zonal Presidents the members of the Executive Board officiate in person. No replacement is possible. FIDE shall be informed of the name of any substitute of a Zonal President in writing. This substitute must be a member of the same zone. The Chairmen of Commissions or their representative shall be entitled to attend the Executive Board and to speak upon matters affecting their Commission but shall not be entitled to vote unless they are also a member of the Executive Board. The representative of the ICCF shall be invited to attend the meetings of the Executive Board and have an observer voice, but no vote. All member federations are welcome to attend the meetings of the Executive Board.
5.3. The Executive Board meets as a rule immediately before the General Assembly and once per non Olympiad year. The Executive Board can be convened by the FIDE President at any time.
Procedures are subject to the same articles as set out for the General Assembly. In meetings of the Executive Board, the quorum shall be 50% of the voting members.
5.4. The Agenda of the meetings of the Executive Board and the minutes are subject to the same procedures as the General Assembly.
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