Sepp Blatter re-elected as FIFA President
79-year-old Blatter won another four-year term as FIFA President after he secured 133 votes in 209 (206 were valid votes) FIFA member federation.
Incumbent 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.