ISSF General Assembly rejects new Constitution; Kuwaiti Federation stays suspended
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Before concluding in Moscow, the ISSF General Assembly came out with two of its pending decisions which sought voting; new constitution and suspension of Kuwait Shooting Federation.
The proposed new Constitution was rejected as it failed to impress a 2/3rd mandate required for the acceptance, by a mere 7 votes out of 232. However, the delegates voted against lifting suspension of the Kuwait Shooting Federation. The General Assembly concluded yesterday.
Speaking about the mandate against the new Constitution, the ISSF President, Olegario Vazquez Raña said,“The ISSF General Assembly has expressed its democratic decision, and we respect it.”
On the second and last day, the Assembly had representations from 130 ISSF Members Federations (for a total of 239 possible votes) present, which fulfilled the quorum of minimum representations.
The ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber, in his statement after unfolding of mandate, said, “We respect the democratic procedures established by the ISSF Constitution. The Assembly has voted: the 2/3 majority has not been reached.”
In a vote of thank to officially close the Assembly, the ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña said,“I would like to thank the organizers of the General Assembly, and especially the ISSF Vice-President Vladimir Lisin, for their great hospitality, as well as the delegates for their constructive work during this meeting.”Further he added, “We are part of a family. We need to stand together, and be united in the benefit of our sport!”