A Staggering 95 National Federations Voted for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and his Team!
A GLORIOUS VICTORY FOR KIRSAN!
We would like to thank ALL OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATIONS WHO SUPPORTED US and helped us WIN THIS ELECTION!
The “One World. One Vision.” Team CRUSHED Anatoly Karpov and his team with a sweeping defeat!
THE FINAL VOTE COUNT WAS 95-55!
Mr. Ilyumzhinov’s new term runs until 2014; he has been president of FIDE since 1995.
It is a great victory for the team, which includes:
- Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President
- Georgios Makropoulos (Greece), Deputy President
- Lewis Ncube (Zambia), Vice President
- Beatriz Marinello (Chile/Brazil), Vice President
- Ignatius Leong (Singapore), General Secretary
- Nigel Freeman (Bermuda), Treasurer
From the Press
From the New York Times -
“Mr. Karpov’s election chances may have been hurt by the aide of his long-time rival, Garry Kasparov, who some people might have feared would have undue influence if Mr. Karpov was elected — a fear that Mr. Ilyumzhinov fanned on his campaign Web site. Mr. Kasparov has acknowledged in the past that there are many people in the chess world who do not like him and would never vote for him if he ran for the presidency of FIDE.” (CLICK HERE to Read the NY Times Article)
Two Victories for the “One World. One Vision.” Team
This victory follows yet another victory against Mr. Karpov and his team, when a lawsuit by Karpov and five federations (United States, France, Germany, Switzerland and Ukraine) which sought to disqualify Mr. Ilyumzhinov’s ticket, was dismissed in the Court of Arbritration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“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, who is now Vice President of FIDE.
“Our team has worked hard these last few months and the judgement was a vindication of all that we have been saying,” added another member of the campaign.
There is no doubt, as is obvious from the number of National Federations that voted for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and his team, that the world chess community believes in this team’s capacity to unite the global chess community for a greater good.
Stay tuned for more details and statements from Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the “One World. One Vision.” Team!
Gens Una Sumus
“One World. One Vision.” Team