I last covered the FIDE problems in a couple of 'Yahoo' posts on my main blog -- February Yahoos (February 2018; 'I've been following the sanctions saga since the end of 2016.'), and April Yahoos (April 2018) -- and now I should cover the jockeying for the FIDE election, but the situation is changing so rapidly that anything I say is bound to be wrong even before I press 'POST'.
In the meantime, let's settle for an overview of the election process. The FIDE page Handbook >> A. Administrative Subjects >> 04. Electoral Regulations (fide.com) starts,
1. The Presidential Ticket
1.1 The Presidential ticket shall be six persons, at least one of whom must be a woman. Nominations on the Presidential ticket shall specify the proposed nominees for the offices of FIDE President, Deputy President, General Secretary, Treasurer and two Vice Presidents.
1.2 Nominations for the Presidential ticket and Continental Presidents must reach the Secretariat at least three months before the opening of the General Assembly. Each ticket must be nominated by at least five member federations. The decision of the federation shall be communicated to FIDE by the federation's President. A federation is entitled to nominate only one Presidential ticket.
The General Assembly will take place during the forthcoming Olympiad. The FIDE Calendar 2018 (also fide.com) says,
43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018 Batumi, Georgia 23-Sep-2018 6-Oct-2018
89th FIDE Congress Batumi, Georgia 26-Sep-2018 6-Oct-2018
Three months before the opening of the General Assembly will happen around end-June. I'll come back to the subject at the beginning of summer.