Following presentations by contenders Alain Amade (FRA) and Jose Antonio Perez Priego (MEX) at the magnificent Paris City Hall IWWF Congress, the elections for the position of IWWF President became a very emotional occasion. After so many years as both Europe/Africa President and IWWF President, Kuno Ritschard stepped down and the Delegates voted overwhelmingly in favor of Jose Antonio to take over the position as our new President. Congratulations to Kuno and Jose Antonio as we enter a new era for our sport. Congratulations also to Patrice Martin, President of the French Federation for making the occasion such a memorable one.