The lawsuit filed by the Presidential Campaign of Anatoly Karpov and several National Federations (United States, France, Germany, Switzerland and Ukraine) in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland – HAS BEEN DISMISSED, thereby confirming Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s nomination for President in the forthcoming election.
“The court in Lausanne confirmed legitimacy of my nomination to the post of the President of FIDE by the Russian Chess Federation,” said Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
“I am very happy that the court confirmed that my nominations are valid and I am very thankful for the Federations and people who have been there for me every step of the way. Now, it’s time to move on and focus on the positive aspects of promoting and developing chess, which I have dedicated my whole life to,” said Beatriz Marinello.
The legitimacy of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s nominations for President and Beatriz Marinello’s nominations for Vice President on Ilyumzhinov’s slate ARE VALID.
Our team has worked hard these last few months and the judgement is a vindication of all that we have been saying.
The lawsuit, which was filed by White & Case, a Manhattan firm, sought to have the ticket of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov disqualified. BUT…JUSTICE PREVAILED.
It has been a testing time for the “One World. One Vision.” Team. We have had to face countless attacks by the Karpov Team. We have had to defend ourselves in court, we have had to defend ourselves against malicious rumors and verbal attacks, we have had to face enormous pressure – but….AGAIN…WE PREVAILED.
We have succeeded in the face of adversity and with 94 National Federations supporting us so far, WE WILL WIN!
Stay tuned for more details.
Gens una sumus
“One World. One Vision.” Campaign