FIFA Elections Go To Second Voting Round

FIFA Elections Go To Second Voting Round
February 26 16:44 2016 Print This Article

…. Infantino Poll 88 votes Closely Followed By Sheikh Salman With 85
Votes In 1st Round

The elections to decide the new president of world football’s
governing body have passed the first round after no two-thirds
resolution was found

The elections for the new Fifa president will go to a second round
after no candidate was able to secure a two-thirds majority.

However, no candidate was able to accrue the necessary majority of 138
votes from a possible 207, meaning a second ballot will be required.

Infantino received 88 votes, while Sheikh Salman – the other pre-vote
favourite – took 85.

A new president will be elected should a candidate receive 104 votes
in the second ballot. If no such majority is reached, the
lowest-ranking candidate in terms of accrued votes will drop out of
the running and a third round will take place.

Results of 1st ballot: 27 votes for Prince Ali; 85 votes for Shk.
Salman; 7 votes for Jérôme Champagne; 88 votes for Gianni Infantino.

Tokyo Sexwale withdrew from the race to succeed Sepp Blatter just
minutes prior to the opening of the polls, meaning associations were
asked to vote for one of Gianni Infantino, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim
al-Khalifa, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Jerome Champagne.

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