Gianni Infantino wins FIFA presidential election

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Federation of International Football (FIFA) has elected Gianni Infantino as their new FIFA President.

Infantino won the elections after getting majority of votes from all 207 FIFA member associations. He will be the FIFA President for the period of 2016 to 2019. He defeated Sheikh Salman, Priince Ali al-Hussein and Jerome Champagne.

The Extra-Ordinary FIFA congress and election which took place in Switzerland this afternoon went through the first round of voting, as a winner could only be determined if he won over 2/3 of the votes.

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At the end of the first round, Prince Ali had 27 votes, Champagne 7 votes, Sheikh Salman 85 votes while Infantino had the highest with 88 votes.

For a candidate to win, 138 votes were needed for a two-thirds majority.

The final results were as follows;
Gianni Infantino – 115 votes
Sheikh Salman – 88 votes
Prince Ali al-Hussein – 4
Jerome Champagne – 0

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