Is there a chance that a Kirsan ticket with a suitable vice-president might succeed on the basis that Kirsan remains the figurehead (under US sanctions) and the vice-president exercises the real power? Or might that run into various legal problems? I suppose one way to put that is to ask whether someone (say, Makropoulos) would stand in 2018 as vice-president on a Kirsan ticket? I forget how it works, do the various vice-presidents have to be announced as part of a package, or is the vote for a President and people then trust that the winner keeps his promises and appoints the people he said he would to the various positions? i.e. there is no explicit vote for other FIDE positions other than the one of President?
(The title is actually 'Deputy President', not vice-president).
https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html ... w=category
FIDE Electoral Regulations:
"The Presidential ticket shall be six persons, at least one of whom must be a woman. Nominations on the Presidential ticket shall specify the proposed nominees for the offices of FIDE President, Deputy President, General Secretary, Treasurer and two Vice Presidents."
The bit about election of Vice Presidents (and how many) is complicated!