FINA In Constitutional Crisis: Europe Rejects Executive’s ‘Desperate’ Adhoc Powers Plan

Paolo Barelli - by Giorgio Scala/Deepbluemedia

FINA is in constitutional crisis after European federations refused to cooperate with a plan by the executive of the crisis-swamped international federation to impose emergency “Election Regulations” to be overseen by an adhoc ‘Electoral Commission’. The plan, described as “unconstitutional and a desperate attempt to block a challenge to a failing status quo”, could lead to calls for “the resignation of the entire FINA Bureau from the floor of Congress” in July, sources tell SwimVortex. Meanwhile, the signature of Paolo Barelli, the Italian challenging for the FINA presidency on a ticket of fundamental reform, has been used on a document sent to the FINA Bureau without his approval nor, indeed, his actual signature

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