Blatter wins again! Sepp Blatter re-elected as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president despite the crisis that has struck the world governing body this week.

Blatter saw off the challenge from  Prince  Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan after a week which saw seven FIFA officials arrested and 18 people connected to football indicted on corruption charges by the US justice department. Blatter won the first round by 133 votes to 73 and, after Prince Ali decided to withdraw ahead of the second round, the 79-year-old was installed as FIFA president for another four years.

Blatter was not among those charged but has promised to clean up “the storm.” Blatter said on Friday that “we don’t need revolutions but we always need evolution.”

In 2011, when Blatter was the only candidate, he got 186 of the 203 valid votes cast.

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