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article imageBlatter-Prince Ali duel for FIFA goes to 2nd round

By AFP     May 29, 2015 in World

The duel between incumbent Sepp Blatter and Prince Ali bin al Hussein for the FIFA presidency went into a second round Friday when Blatter fell seven votes short of the required majority.

Blatter, seeking a fifth term, got 133 votes in the first round, with 140 needed for the two thirds majority. The Jordanian prince, a FIFA vice president campaigning for reform of the scandal tainted organisation, got 73.

The winner needs a simple majority of the 209 member body in the second round.

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