French naturist Armand Jamier was on Saturday 19 November 2016 elected as new President of the International Naturist Federation, replacing Sieglinde Ivo, who has served as the INF President for a number of years. The outcome was emotional for some, one delegate even broke into tears when the result of the secret balllot was announced.
Armand Jamier, the new INF President, is 51 years old and currently President of the French naturist association. His candidacy was announced only minutes before the vote was about to take place In contrast, Sieglinde Ivo had followed the bylaws and distributed her details and intentions to all the heads of delegations thtee months ago in three languages.
In the future, this practice of last minute fielding of candidates can no longer take place. A motion was proposed and accepted that from now on, if there is a candidate that has been lawfully proposed, a contestant can not be proposed in the last minute before the vote.