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Arkady Dvorkovich re-elected as FIDE President

Elections were held in conjunction with the Chess Olympiad.

For a second term, Arkady Dvorkovich has been chosen to lead the International Chess Federation (FIDE). The new FIDE Deputy President is India's great chess player and five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand.

According to a tweet from FIDE, Dvorkovich received 157 votes with 16 against.

The elections took place concurrently with the Olympiad in chess, which took place at Mamallapuram from July 28 to August 10.

“Thanks everyone. Congratulations to President @advorkovich for his vision . We hope to make a difference, and thank everyone for their trust in our team,” tweeted Anand.

FIDE is the governing body of the sport of chess, and it regulates all international chess competitions.

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