The former vice-prime minister of Russia, Arkady Dvorkovitsj, was at a conference in Batumi in Georgia appointed superintendents. He defeated in a quite violent electoral conflict and the Greek Georgius Makropoulos. The British grandmaster Nigel Short drew at the last moment, and then spoke of his support for Dvorkovitsj. That turned out to be a decisive move.
Dvorkovitsj is the successor of his compatriot Kirsan Iljoemzjinov, that the FIDE since 1995, led. The ex-president was in July this year for six months suspended for violating the ethical rules.