Angus French wrote: Roger de Coverly wrote:
Angus French wrote:Where does it say - or imply - that Andrew Paulson "gets to exercise the ECF's vote in favour of Kirsan"?
The motion that Council are to be asked to support seems to imply that AP gets to exercise the ECF's vote. As he is a known business associate of Kirsan and Kasparov hater as well, he might be expected to vote for Kirsan.
It doesn't! AP only gets to vote in the ECU election (and then only if ECF Council approve the motion which the Board is recommending).
The point being that there is an ECU meeting at Tromso, to which this refers, as well as a completely separate FIDE meeting, for which Nigel will presumably still be the delegate.
The logic that says that a person is unfit to be ECF President after only 3 months in the role, yet is deserving of support as ECU vice-presidential candidate rather escapes me. The unedifying scent of a cynical back-room deal is rather strong, isn't it?
Still presumably that's felt to be simpler than troubling the membership with difficult decisions; much better if everything is agreed up-front and waved through with as little debate and as possible. Wouldn't want any awkward scenes now, would we old boy?