Joseph Sepp Blatter was elected for a fifth term in office as FIFA president following a first round victory in Zurich on Friday, 29 May, 2015.
Eyeonthenews gathered that the 79-year-old comfortably saw off the challenge of Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein who has, for the past four years, been a vice-president on FIFA’s executive committee.
The Prince secured 73 votes in the first round forcing a second, but conceded defeat to the delegates.
Blatter was then re-elected as FIFA president and thanked the congress for their votes before promising he would “take on the responsibility” of restoring FIFA’s credibility.
He added: “I promise you at the end of this term I will hand over to my successor a robust FIFA!”
After a long day in Zurich, Blatter closed his acceptance speech with a rallying cry of: “Let’s go FIFA, let’s go FIFA!”