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FIFA: Gianni Infantino elected president at the Extraordinary Congress in Zurich on 26/02/2016

Gianni Infantino (Italy-Switzerland) was elected FIFA FIFA Fédération Internationale de Football Association Read more View in directory president for three years (2016-2019) at the end of the second round of the voting, during the Extraordinary Electoral Congress of the international federation in Zurich (Switzerland) on 26/02/2016.

Gianni Infantino received 115 votes of the 207 votes cast (55.5%) in the second round of the election. Sheikh Salman garnered 88 votes (42.5%) in the second round. To be elected in the first round, a candidate must receive at least two-thirds of the votes cast of the 207 federations with a vote at the Congress. From the second round forward, a simple majority (over 50%) of valid votes…
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