Fifa elections: Blatter wins fifth term as Prince Ali concedes

by Reuters
Fifa President Sepp Blatter reacts after he was re-elected at the 65th Fifa Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Photo - Reuters
Neither Blatter nor Jordanian challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein got the necessary two thirds of the vote in the first round, with Blatter on 133 and Prince Ali on 73. Prince Ali later conceded.

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