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Ended the first round of elections of the President of FIFA

In Zurich comes the extraordinary Congress of FIFA, which chose the President of the organization.

Four candidates are: the head of the Asian football Confederation Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa, Prince of Jordan Ali bin al-Hussein, the UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and former Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, Jerome champagne.

South African Tokyo Sexwale withdrew his candidacy during a campaign speech.

The first round of voting completed. Voted by the representatives of 207 national federations. To vote were prevented from Federation of Kuwait and Indonesia.

So the winner was decided in the first round of elections, for it should vote not less than 139 delegates (two thirds).




Ended the first round of elections of the President of FIFA 26.02.2016

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