Friday, February 26, 2016
Gianni Infantino emerges as new FIFA President
The ExtraOrdinary 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.
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