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    Presidential Election of the World Chess Federation
    FIDE General Assembly held elections for the President of the World Chess Federation on June 2nd 2006. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov won the election clearly by 96 votes to 54. He was challenged by Dutch businessman Bessel Kok who collected 54 votes. Delegates from more than 150 national chess federations cast their ballots.