Kouatly joins race, while Fumey is out

The French GM and FIDE Deputy President Bachar Kouatly has joined the race for the FIDE presidency with Ian Wilkinson from Jamaica as running mate. The other candidates are Dvorkovich, Baryshpolets and Sheripov. Enyonam Fumey failed to get an endorsement from a federation on each continent, in this case from Europe, and was therefore disqualified by the Electoral Commission.