Dvorkovich Elected FIDE President

10.03.18 Arkady Dvorkovich has been elected as FIDE President at the FIDE General Assembly in Batumi, Georgia. Delegates from the World Chess Federation elected Dvorkovich with 56.9% of the vote. Dvorkovich's rival, current FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos, received 43.1 % This election result officially begins the post-Ilyumzhinov era of the World Chess Federation.

Newley elected FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich addresses the FIDE General Assembly in Batumi, Georgia. Photos: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com

Receiving 103 of the 181 FIDE General Assembly votes, Arkady Dvorkovich has become the Federation's seventh president.

Up until today, when FIDE presidential candidate Nigel Short announced his official support for Dvorkovich, there were three candidates: Dvorkovich, Short, and current FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos. Short, in his address to the Assembley, mentioned the many common goals that his ticket shared with Dvorkivich's. Later, in an interview, Short shared the fact that he knew he was not going to win and that change at FIDE was his most important consideration.

Makropoulos received 78 votes.

Members of the Presidential Ticket of Arkady Dvorkovich also elected into office are:

Bachar Kouatly - Deputy President
Sewa Enyonam Fumey - General Secretary
Mahir Mammedov - Vice President
Julio Granda Zuniga - Vice President
Zhu Chen - Treasurer

Arkady Dvorkovich makes his case to the FIDE General Assembly.

And the 89th FIDE Assembly listens intently.

For a detailed account of today's FIDE General Assembly vote please see this article at Chess.com

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