I feel you may be looking at this through slightly skewed glasses, as you can't apply partisan politicks. You need a party to be partisan.
In a political drive to a premier position of a country, you have a party to stand on. Mosley can't really stand on his party, the FIA, as it his job to pas it along, intact and unbiased to the person who is democratically elected to this one (no) party system.
it's more akin to a board of directors deciding on a new CEO, which is more about cut throat backend personal politicks, which is what we are witnessing now.;
You are in error when you assume that there is no party system at the FIA, it is clearly there. Each candidate has to have a full cabinet team already nominated for the top positions. How would you call such an organization? It is the complete party model copied from national democratic systems. It is not named Democrats vs Republicans but establishment vs new guys but to all intends and purposes it is nothing else but a party system.
And I maintain my view that nothing in the rules of the FIA requirers the Prez to be neutral. He can certainly support a candidate if he wants. All of Vatanen's efforts to convince us otherwise are pure bull ---. Why do you think he has waited for the last seven days with the legal fiction of an obligation of neutrality? Easy to spot, because the legal system will not determine the claim before the election. Mosley has openly supported Todt for three months. If he was obliged to neutrality under french law Vatanen could have made his complaint many months ago. He did not and for good reasons, because it is bullshit.
I give you another point which shows how Vatanen is politicking just like the old guard. He initially made big waves about the internal democracy of the FIA and how the small clubs have a massive over representation compared to the huge clubs in America or Germany. He said that all of this has to change. AAA and ADAC liked that talk and got some guys on his team (party). But then Vatanen discovered that his claim of making those changes pissed of the Saudis who also are very influential with their deep pockets. You do not have huge numbers of members in the SAF and SATA. So Vatanen changed his song and assured the Saudis that no representative system will be installed. How is this for honesty?