Silvio Danailov – is the new President of the European Chess Union
The elections of the European Chess Union President were held yesterday in the Chess Academy building in Khanty-Mansiysk.
There were 3 candidates for this post: Robert von Weizsacker, Germany, Ali Nihat Yazici, Turkey and Silvio Danailov, Bulgaria.
In the first voting round, Silvio Danailov received 25 votes, Ali Nihat Yazici – 20 and Robert von Weizsacker – 9. The second voting round was held because none of the candidates overcame the 50 percent threshold and von Weizsacker was withdrawn from the fight.
Silvio Danailov won in the second round. He scored 30 votes against 24 and was declared the new president of the European Chess Union.