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

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President for a fifth term.

He was declared victorious after rival candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat before final voting went into a second round.

In the first round, out of the 206 valid votes of member nations, Blatter got 133 while Ali obtained 73 votes. In the first round as neither candidate was able to obtain the two-thirds majority for an outright win second round was called.

The defeated prince Ali was a FIFA Vice President for the past four years.

About Sepp Blatter

Blatter is a Swiss football administrator. For first time he was elected as President of FIFA in 1998. He had succeeded Joao Havelange who had held the presidency since 1974. He was again re-elected as president in 2002, 2007 and 2011.

Prior to his presidency, Blatter was a public relations executive at various organizations and had served as the general secretary of FIFA since 1981.

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