FIVB ready for first democratic election

Outgoing FIVB President Wei Jizhong (right) and ex-President Ruben Acosta. Photo: Courtesy of FIVB

17.09.2012

By Play the Game

After four years of reform processes under the presidency of Jizhong Wei, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) will have its first contested election during its 33rd Congress this week.

In 2008 Ruben Acosta stepped down after 24 years as president of FIVB, and his seat was taken by Chinese Jizhong Wei who pledged to reform the federation and restore its tarnished reputation. The result of these reforms will show this week as one of the more radical changes in the federation’s statutes, the presidential election procedure, will be brought into action when the fourth president in the federation’s 65 years of existence is elected.

For the first time in the federation’s history, there will be three candidates contesting the spot, and the entire procedure will be overlooked by an Advisory Election Committee, chaired by Wei himself, who has chosen not to run for a second term. This committee will appoint election scrutinisers at the congress.

“This will be the first democratic election in the history of the FIVB,” President Jizhong Wei said according to a FIVB press release.

The three contesters are Doug Beal (USA), FIVB Board of Administration member and CEO of USA Volleyball.

Ary Graça (Brazil), FIVB Executive Vice-President, President of the South America Volleyball Confederation and the President of the Brazil Volleyball Federation.

Chris Schacht (Australia), President of the Australia Volleyball Federation. The election will take place on Friday 21 September 2012 during the FIVB 33rd World Congress in Anaheim, California.

SOURCE: FIVB

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  • Mario Goijman, Buenos Aires, 23.09.2012 13:06:
     
    I CAN NOT BELIEVE; PLAY THE GAME; BEING SO CANDID TO BELIEVE THAT FIVB IS NOW DEMOCRATIC!!!!!
    tHE VICE PRESIDENTS GOVERNING FIVB, AND RULING THE ELECTION, ARE MORE CORRUPTED THAN ACOSTA!!
    Read how the voting was directed and money distributed, to assure the maintenance of statu quo.
    the written and signed compromise between the vicepresidents, assuring them money and positions in exchange of the vote of each of their countries members of each confederation is again a SHAME, and cheated democratic election.
    Read INSIDE THE GAMES.biz article by duncan .mackay, witness of this illegal procedures.
    While the HONEST LEADERS are STILL ILLEGALLY Proscribed, and their funds stolen by this MAFIA!!!
    PLAY THE GAME CAN NOT publish this JOKE.
  • Khandker Rashid, Bangladesh, 19.09.2012 13:04:
     
    Bangladesh needs financial help for develop Volleyball in Bangladesh.
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