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Following a three hour marathon meeting in the Israeli Chess Federation, it was agreed to support the candidacy of current FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for the forthcoming elections. President A. Bushinski published this announcement in the media.

This brings our tally to 93 countries!

For those people who believe this may be a counting error, we regret to inform that we have removed Argentina from our list of supporters given the political pressure from the Argentinean Government to change their vote.

We refer to the previous statement by Kirsan and his views about political interference but unlike our opposition we respect that Federations have a free will to vote as they may desire. We also respect that we reflect this in our supporters count distinct from Mr. Karpov and his team who desperately cling to countries who are not even supporting them.

This is a first in chess election history whereby a Candidate is bypassing Federations without respecting the democratic procedures within the Federation.

This contravenes clearly the principles of independence in sports and is even more shameful when he or his team try and replace a President of a Federation because he or she is not in agreement with them.

If our opposition is ready to undertake such undemocratic actions when not even in power, one worries about what they would do if they were running FIDE.

We would like to thank the 93 National Federations who have come forth to support Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the “One World. One Vision.” Team!

We will provide you with more updates on the National Federations supporting our team as they become available!

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“One World. One Vision.” Campaign

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