Presidential candidate Brglez resigned as head of the Chess Federation of Slovenia

Presidential candidate Brglez resigned as head of the Chess Federation of Slovenia
Presidential candidate Brglez resigned as head of the Chess Federation of Slovenia

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23 Sep 2022, 09:58


Updated: 10:13 / 23.9.2022

Milan Brglez, a candidate for the president of Slovenia, resigned from the head of the Chess Federation of Slovenia. The management of the takeover is the former vice president of the ŠZS, Darja Kapš.

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At this year’s national championship, he symbolically made the first move.

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The Council of the Freedom Movement party decided on Thursday to support the European Member of Parliament Milan Brglez in his candidacy for president of the republic. Brglez, otherwise a member of the Social Democrats, resigned from his position in this party in the past few days.

During his tenure at the head of the ŠZS, Slovenia organized two major competitions, among other things. Between March 27 and April 6, Terme Čatež in Brežice hosted the European individual championship, the team European Championship was held at the same venue between November 12 and 21 last year. These were the biggest chess competitions in our country after the 35th Olympiad in 2002 in Bled, and they were held to the praise of the participants during the epidemic of the new coronavirus.

Brglez, a long-time professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and head of the department of international relations, already became the president of the National Assembly in his first parliamentary term between 2014 and 2018. He has been the president of the ŠZS since March 30, 2019, when he won more votes than his rival, the financier, in a secret ballot at the general election assembly in Ljubljana. Sašo Čačič.

Darja Kapš she is the first Slovenian woman to win the title of chess grandmaster, she was also the vice president of the organizing committee of the two EPs in Slovenia. According to the decision of the board of directors and the association’s statute, she took over the leadership until the elections, which will be held in March next year.


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