Russia can’t stop messing around in elections

From 538 Significant Digits. I’ve bolded an intriguing sentence:

188 national federations

There is a major election in which Russia and Vladimir Putin have been accused of meddling — and it’s happening today. It’s the election for the presidency of FIDE, the international governing body of chess, which oversees 188 national chess federations around the world. Its outgoing president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, claims to have been abducted by aliens and has been implicated in the brutal murder of a journalist. Three challengers — another Kremlin-backed Russian, a Greek FIDE deputy, and an English grandmaster and would-be reformer — are vying for the seat. [FiveThirtyEight]

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