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Blatter successor election to be in Zurich

2015-06-03 17:31
(File, AFP)

Zurich - The election to find a successor to outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter will be held in Zurich, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

An extraordinary congress will need to be called, some time between December and March 2016, at which elections will be held to find a successor to Blatter, who announced his intention to step down on Tuesday, just four days after winning a fifth term in office at the scandal-hit world football governing body.

According to FIFA statutes, 79-year-old Blatter must call an extraordinary executive committee meeting to start proceedings to hold an extraordinary congress.

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