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Sepp Blatter re-elected as FIFA President

May 30, 2015 09:09 IST

Joseph Sepp BlatterIncumbent FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter on 29 May 2015 was re-elected as President for the fifth term. He was chosen for the post by the 65th FIFA Congress held in Zurich.

79-year-old Blatter won another four-year term as FIFA President after he was able to secure 133 votes out of 206 valid votes in the 209-member FIFA.

Blatter defeated 39-year-old Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan who was able to secure 73 votes. Ali was a FIFA Vice President for the past four years.

Besides, the re-election of Sepp Blatter as President, the 65th FIFA Congress also saw
• The approval for creation of a committee to oversee different matters affecting the development of football in Palestine
• The update about the implementation of the Handshake for Peace campaign wherein team captains and referees meet to officially shake hands as a symbol of respect and solidarity before and after the match to set a strong example of friendship and peace
• The appointment of KPMG as FIFA’s auditors for the 2015-2018 cycle
• The extension of mandates of Moya Dodd and Sonia Bien-Aime as co-opted female members of the FIFA Executive Committee for a further term of one year

The 66th and 67th editions of the FIFA Congress will take place in Mexico City in 2016 and Kuala Lumpur in 2017.

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