Sepp Blatter Re-Elected as FIFA President

Sports | May 29, 2015, Friday // 21:20
Bulgaria: Sepp Blatter Re-Elected as FIFA President Re-elected FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter delivers his speech during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, 29 May 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA President for a fifth term.

Blatter, 79, was given a new 4-year term by the 209 FIFA member associations at FIFA’s annual Congress in Zurich on Friday, according to reports of the BBC News.

Although Blatter failed to secure a two-thirds majority in the first round, with 133 votes in favor instead of the 139 votes needed, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat before a second round was held.

Blatter was backed by 133 votes in the first round, while Prince Ali received 73 votes, and three ballots were spoiled.

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