Infantino Elected New FIFA President

By Ikenga Chronicles February 26, 2016

Infantino Elected New FIFA President

Gianni Infantino has been elected FIFA president at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress which held in Zurich today. He secured a simple majority vote of 115 as against Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa’s 88 in the second round of voting. With none of the candidates gaining 2/3rd of the votes in the first round of voting, a second round of voting had to be conducted where a simple majority(provided the candidate got over 50% of votes cast) was sufficient.

During his victory speech, Infantino asserted that; “We will restore the pride of FIFA”, and called for support from all to kick-start a new era of FIFA.

Infantino succeeds fellow Swiss, Sepp Blatter.

 

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