Congress: Notes for Delegates at the FIDE Congress

The Agenda and annexes for the 81st FIDE Congress General Assembly to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from September 29th to October 2nd have been published on the FIDE web site. One copy of the printed Agenda will be sent to each federation and another copy will be available in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Federations are asked to note the new arrangements for proxies:

All proxies must be registered at the FIDE Secretariat at the Congress by 17.00 on the day before the opening session of the General Assembly. After this deadline further proxies will not be accepted until the register is reopened after elections have been concluded.
At the Executive Board of the Congress, the Continental Presidents shall each nominate one person for the Committee to establish the legality of the votes. Three persons shall be selected by lot to form the Committee.
This Committee meets before the General Assembly to establish the legality of the proxies. It will examine the proxies presented for verification. The register will then close. At the opening of the General Assembly, this Committee reports on the proxies. A roll call will then take place to establish the quorum.
For a proxy to be valid, it must be signed by any of the following accredited officials of the federation: President, Permanent Delegate or Secretary of the federation. This will be based on the latest official notification from the federation as shown on the FIDE web site.
The proxy can either be an original or a copy of a letter.
Where two or more proxies are received and there is a conflict, the order of precedence shall be as follows:

1. Proxies received from the President
2. Proxies received from the Permanent Delegate
3. Proxies received from the Secretary

Where the order of precedence is established and there is still a conflict, the latest fax or letter shall be deemed to be valid.