It’s official. Gianni Infantino is the new President of FIFA after an election was conducted to find a successor to The UEFA General secretary becomes the ninth FIFA President after the second ballot with 115 of 207 total votes.
At the beginning of the proceedings, it was confirmed to the Congress that 207 FIFA member associations were entitled to vote (the member associations of Indonesia and Kuwait could not vote due to their respective suspensions).
The candidate Tokyo Sexwale withdrew from the election after his address to the Congress less than an hour before election.
Infantino succeeds Joseph Sepp Blatter, whose tenure in office was terminated following corruption scandals that rocked FIFA.the disgraced Sepp Blatter.
Today’s election took place in Nyon, Switzerland where the UEFA general secretary beat four other.
Results of the elections for the office of FIFA President:
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: 27 votes
Shk. Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa: 85 votes
Jérôme Champagne: 7 votes
Gianni Infantino: 88 votes
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: 4 votes
Shk. Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa: 88 votes
Jérôme Champagne: 0 votes
Gianni Infantino: 115 votes