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FIFA Presidential Elections: Gianni Infantino wins race

The voting in figures

First round
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: 27 votes

Shk. Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa: 85 votes
Jérôme Champagne: 7 votes
Gianni Infantino: 88 votes

Second round
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: 4 votes

Shk. Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa: 88 votes
Jérôme Champagne: 0 votes
Gianni Infantino: 115 votes

 

Gianni Infantino is the new FIFA President. The Swiss will serve for the rest of the current term that ends in 2019.

He won the four man race in the second round of polling after the first session had failed to produce an outright winner in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday evening.

The race included Prince Ali of Jordan, Asian Football Confederation boss Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa of Bahrain and Frenchman Jerome Champagne, a former FIFA deputy secretary General.

Tokyo Sexwale of South Africa withdrew from the race moments to the election time.

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A winner’s smile.-Infantino is the new FIFA President.

FUFA was represented by a strong three man delegation of President Eng. Moses Magogo, 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha and the CEO, Edgar Watson.

The FUFA officials will hold important meetings with various Football Associations with the aim of seeking support to develop football at grass root levels in the country.

FIFA photos

Earlier in the day the Extraordinary FIFA Congress approved a set of reforms to FIFA’s governance structure, including improvements to the governance of global football, a clear separation of commercial and political decision-making, greater scrutiny of senior officials, and commitments to women in football and human rights.

 

Photo Credits: FIFA Media

 

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