A Late Withdrawal Decides The Next FIFA President

A Late Withdrawal Decides The Next FIFA President
By Conor O'Leary Updated

It took it's time, but Sepp Blatter will remain as the FIFA President for the next four years.

Despite being immersed in controversy and allegations of corruption. Neither Blatter nor his opponent Prince Ali Bin Hussein managed to get the necessary two-thirds majority to get elected on the first count, with Blatter winning 133 votes to Bin Hussein's 73. With three of the 209 member states having their votes spoilt, Blatter only needed seven extra votes to win a fifth term as FIFA President.

Just as the vote was set to go into a second round, Bin Hussein saw the writing on the wall, and decided not to waste everyone's time by withdrawing from the race. That leaves Blatter getting ready for his 'last' term as FIFA President after repeating his promise in 2011 that he will not seek re-election after this four year term.

It remains to be seen what the UEFA states will do, after UEFA president Micheal Platini threatened to use the nuclear option if Blatter got re-elected.

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