Sepp Blatter re-elected FIFA President, wins Fifth Term


FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday at the FIFA Congress in Zurich was re-elected for a fifth term at the position. After failing to garner a two-third’s majority in the first vote, Blatter won the election after his opponent Prince Ali of Jordan conceded before a second vote could take place.

Blatter, who had defied calls to resign, raised his arms in triumph and promised the congress to be the “commander” who “guides this boat FIFA” out of the corruption turmoil it has sunk into.

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The 79-year-old Blatter, indicated he would not stand again saying he would handover a “strong” FIFA to “my successor” in four years.

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