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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Reelected by Wide Margin, 96 vs. 54

Incumbent FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was reelected by a wide margin with 96 votes against Bessel Kok`s 54. In his address after his reelection, Kirsan pledged to attend to the concerns raised by the Bessel Kok campaign and, in the FIDE spirit of `Gens Una Sumus` invited his workers to join the FIDE team.

Kok in turn thanked his supporters and called the election a fair fight with secret voting. The FIDE General Assembly applauded as the two protagonists gave each other a warm embrace.

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