Infight for Afghanistan voting right

While chess is struggling to survive under Taliban rule, two officials who fled Afghanistan are fighting over the right to vote at the upcoming FIDE election. Ghulam Ali Malak Zad, who resides in Latvia and was recently listed as President and Delegate of the Afghan Chess Federation, is protesting a decision of the Electoral Commission to approve as delegate Abasin Mohibi. Mohibi is indebted to FIDE President Dvorkovich to help him get residency in Uzbekistan. Afghanistan registered a men’s but no women’s team for the Chess Olympiad.