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Russia’s former Deputy PM retains FIDE presidency, defeating Ukrainian rival

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Arkady Dvorkovich, a former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, has been re-elected as president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) after comprehensively defeating a Ukrainian challenger.

The elections took place yesterday (Sunday) at the FIDE Congress in Chennai, India. Dvorkovich (left of picture) served as Deputy Prime Minister of Russia under Dmitry Medvedev from May 2012 to May 2018, before being elected as FIDE’s new president in October 2018. He succeeded fellow Russian, the controversial Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who had held the role since 1995.

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