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Gianni Infantino elected President of FIFA on second count

Gianni Infantino elected President of FIFA on second count
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Gianni Infantino has been elected the new President of Fifa. The Italian Swiss and general secretary of Uefa won the contest on the second round

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Gianni Infantino has been elected the new President of Fifa.

The Italian Swiss and general secretary of Uefa won the contest on the second round count clearing the necessary 104 majority with 115 votes beating the early favourite for the post Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifi into second place – he won 88 votes.

LIVE: Watch the press conference with new FIFA President Gianni Infantino: https://t.co/e8M2XHHuYtpic.twitter.com/CSuvgIIJKC

— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) February 26, 2016

It was an emotional moment for the new president whose campaign had gained momentum in the last week leading up to the election.

“ We have to be proud of FIFA and everyone has to be proud of FIFA. We have to be proud of what we will do together. And I want to be the president of all of you, of all of 209 national associations. I travelled through the globe and I will continue to do this I want to work with all of you together, with all of you in order to restore and rebuild a new era in FIFA, a new era in FIFA were we can put again football in the centre of the stage,” he told delegates.

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