Makro advocates systemic corruption ahead of election
African chess leaders expose Makro’s corruption
It has long been recognized that acting FIDE president Georgios Makropoulos has been trying every trick in the book to prevent a fair and democratic election from taking place on October 3rd at the FIDE Congress in Batumi.
Arbitrary travel subsidies, politically motivated appointments of cronies and allies in key positions on commissions, the surreptitious use of the Ethics Commission against political foes, … the list is long and ugly.
Naturally Makro’s most loyal supporters steadfastly refuse to acknowledge the systemic corruption and abuse that has become an essential part of Makro’s day to day leadership as he desperately struggles to maintain a firm hold on power.
This is beginning to change, however. Voices of protest are becoming louder and are making it more difficult to ignore. Earlier this week the popular African website ‘Africa Chess Media’ published an indepth article detailing the controversial arbiter appointments from Africa.
Many of these appointments have taken African chess by surprise, as they are contrary to the expressed wishes of African chess federations. Inquiries and protests have done little to shake the growing feeling that all of this is just one more round of politically calculated abuses aiming to improve Makro’s chances in the upcoming election in Batumi.
I recommend the readers to take a look at the entire article (link) and to make up his own mind. I also would like to point out that this same systemic corruption is taking place on every continent and is all part of Makro’s masterplan to subvert the upcoming FIDE election on October 3rd.