Ilyumzhinov's Campaign Gets New Website

Время публикации: 03.03.2014 20:45 | Последнее обновление: 03.03.2014 22:00

Ticket unknown, "key points" published

The FIDE president's team launches the official website for the election campaign, like of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's rival's resource, is translated into four languages: English, Russian, French and Spanish.  

The website promises to publish Ilyumzhinov's full ticket for the 2014 FIDE presidential elections shortly. 

On the other hand, the brief points of the program have already been published:

"205 FIDE member-countries: increasing the number of federations and countries involved in chess and establishing presence and development of FIDE-led programs in all countries. Working with governments and local Federations to make sure they are represented in FIDE.

Chess in Schools: working with governments, institutions and educational organizations around the world to move forward sustained and measurable efforts to make chess a part of the educational process everywhere. This will not only help to increase the number of chess players, but will also help in developing intellectual power of human kind.

FIDE is partner to Federations: Giving Federations the tools to develop chess in their countries, which means providing them with educational, financial, intellectual and governmental support.

Chess in the Olympics: to ensure that chess is included into the Olympic family and is part of the Winter Olympics.

Equal Opportunity: Chess is one of the democratic sports, where anyone can become the world champion. FIDE will continue to bring tools and training to players across all ages and races and nations and sexes to make sure that everyone is in a position to excel in Chess."

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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Garry Kasparov announced on their intention to run for FIDE president almost simultaneously - on October 7, 2013 in Tallin. Kasparov presented his ticket, team and the website the very day, while Ilyumzhinov just voiced his decision; since then the materials related to Ilyumzhinov's campaign were published on the official FIDE website.

The elections will be held in August during the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.  


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