Dvorkovich announces ticket and extends olive branch
Dvorkovich seeks to unite FIDE
Today in Moscow at a press conference, Arkady Dvorkovich announced his official ticket for the upcoming FIDE elections in October. During the press conference, Dvorkovich outlined plans to increase corporate sponsorship for FIDE. No names or details, but it is well known that Dvorkovich does not exaggerate and has considerable influence.
An olive branch to Makropoulos?
‘‘ I don’t consider anyone as a rival, because we all have one goal to develop chess in the world, that’s why the one who wins shall unite everyone.’’–Dvorkovich
- Deputy President Bachar Kouatly (France)
- Vice-Presidents Mahir Mammedov (Azerbaijan)
- Julio Granda Zuniga (Peru)
- General Secretary Sewa Enyonam Fumey (Togo)
- Treasurer Zhu Chen (Qatar).
This group of individuals does not contain any controversy or history. Furthermore, each is likely to have strong influence on getting regional votes. I especially like the inclusion of Peru’s Julio Granda, a personal friend of my wife and I. I have no doubt that he will bring a large slice of South American votes with him.
Kirsan officially supports Dvorkovich
With Kirsan Ilyumzhinov definitely out of the picture, a new era is about to begin in FIDE.