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Blatter wins FIFA Presidential Election after Prince Ali withdraws

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Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA President, and will serve his fifth term from 2015-2019.

The voting was conducted on Friday in Zurich by members of the FIFA organization. Blatter defeated Prince Ali of Jordan at the 65th FIFA Congress.

With Prince Ali’s defeat, Blatter will continue his role as FIFA President and will embark on a campaign to restore trust in FIFA especially after this week’s arrests of several FIFA officials on corruption charges.

In the first round, Blatter won the majority of votes in the first and only round of voting by 133-73. It wasn’t a two-thirds majority, however, which means that a second round of voting would be required to determine the winner.

But with Prince Ali of Jordan 60 votes behind Sepp Blatter, Prince Ali decided to withdraw from the race, which means that Sepp Blatter has been elected President of FIFA.

 

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  1. Smokey Bacon

    May 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    The most amazing/sad thing about this vote is that a decent majority still thinks he is doing a good job. There is no hope for change with so many heads in the sand. Nothing but a Uefa boycott will make a real difference. A few people will go to jail thanks to the DOJ but enough people with votes to make a difference clearly don’t give a sh*t.

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