FIVB HistoryContacts
World CongressBoard of AdministrationExecutive CommitteeCommissionsCouncilsCommittees
AVC ContactsCAVB ContactsCEV ContactsCSV ContactsNORCECA Contacts
Contact l RSS RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube l Login
33rd FIVB WORLD CONGRESS NEWS

Election day arrives for FIVB

 
The FIVB President election is expected to take place at 15:00 (local time) in Anaheim

Anaheim, USA, September 21, 2012 – An historic moment in the history of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) will take place at Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, USA on Friday when the first “democratic” election will take place to elect a new FIVB President.

With FIVB President Jizhong Wei, who has said “this will be the first democratic election in the history of the FIVB,” set to stand down after four years, the 33rd edition of the Congress will usher in a new era for the governing body of international volleyball with the fourth FIVB President set to be elected.

The election of the President is expected to take place at 15:00 (local time) and it will be the first time the FIVB holds an election with three candidates.

The candidates for the FIVB President election term 2012-2016 are the following:

Mr Doug Beal (USA). Mr Beal is an FIVB Board of Administration member and CEO of USA Volleyball.
Dr Ary Graça (Brazil). Dr Graça is an FIVB Executive Vice-President, President of the South America Volleyball Confederation and the President of the Brazil Volleyball Federation.
Mr Chris Schacht (Australia). Mr Schacht is the President of the Australia Volleyball Federation.

The candidates for the minority gender positions (two to be elected) on the FIVB Board of Administration are the following:

Mrs Marta Centeno O. De Sajche (Guatemala). Mrs Centeno O. De Sajche is an FIVB Executive Vice-President.
Mrs Vilja Savisaar-Toomast (Estonia). Mrs Savisaar-Toomast is the Vice President of the Estonia Volleyball Federation.
Mrs Rita Subowo (Indonesia). Mrs Subowo is an FIVB Executive Vice-President.

The election will be held by secret ballot.

Excerpt from the Rules of Procedure

ELECTION SYSTEM
11.3.1 Election of the President

(a)   First round
The candidate that receives more than fifty per cent (50%) of the votes cast is elected at the first round. Abstentions, blank or invalid votes are not taken into consideration for the calculation of the required majority.

(b)   Second round
If no candidate is elected at the first round, all candidates except for the two (2) receiving the most votes are eliminated.
A second round between these two (2) candidates shall take place, at which the candidate receiving the highest number of votes is elected.

11.3.2 Election of the two (2) gender-in-minority members of the Board of administration

(a)   First round
The two candidates that receive the highest number of votes and more than fifty per cent (50%) of the votes cast are elected in the first round. Abstentions, blank or invalid votes are not taken into consideration for the calculation of the required majority.

(b)   Second round
If no candidate is elected at the first round, all candidates except for the three (3) receiving the most votes are eliminated. A second round between these three (3) candidates shall take place, at which the two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes are elected.
If only one candidate is elected at the first round, all other candidates except for the two (2) receiving the most votes are eliminated. A second round between these two (2) candidates shall take place, at which the candidate receiving the highest number of votes is elected.

11.3.3 Tie
If the position(s) cannot be filled or a new round initiated as per the above provisions because two or more candidates received the same number of votes, the Congress will take a separate vote between these candidates. The candidate with the highest number of votes will be elected or proceed to the next round of elections, as applicable. This procedure may be applied more than once if the tie persists.

The FIVB Congress approved on Wednesday the appointment of five election scrutineers – Shanrit Wongprasert (THA) for Asia, Habu Ahmed Gumel (NGR) for Africa, Viviane Bosmans (BEL) for Europe, Julio Perez Alfaro (URU) for South America and Saul Castro Verdugo (MEX) for NORECA – to oversee the election process.

The first FIVB Congress took place in Paris, France in 1947 when Mr Paul Libaud was elected as the FIVB’s first President.

FIVB President history:
Mr Paul Libaud (France) 1947-1984
Dr. Ruben Acosta (Mexico) 1984-2008
Mr Jizhong Wei (China) 2008-

Live streaming of the FIVB Congress available on http://www.klewel.com/conferences/fivb-congress-2012/
  
For further information visit www.fivb.org
Press contact - FIVB Press Director Richard Baker
Email: press@fivb.org
Mobile : 001 719 373 4148   

 



Download highresolution

| More

OTHER CONGRESS NEWS

Other news