Platini to be re-elected unopposed for third term as UEFA President



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The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) says its incumbent President, Michel Platini, will be re-elected unopposed for a third term.

UEFA in a press statement culled from an online news portal confirmed that after the Dec. 24 deadline, Platini, 59, emerged the only candidate to run for UEFA president in 2015.

“Only one candidate has been announced — current UEFA President Michel Platini, who will be seeking a third four-year term of office from 2015 to 2019,” the statement said.

Platini was first elected for the post of UEFA President in Jan. 2007 and was re-elected for a second term in March 2011.

Platini was also rumoured to run for the presidency of world governing body, FIFA, but opted out.

It also stated that the UEFA Congress will hold in Vienna, Austria on March 24 when the seven members of the UEFA Executive Committee will be elected.

“Also, the Vienna Congress will witness the election of a FIFA Vice-President, representing the four British Associations, and a FIFA Executive Committee member,” the statement added.

It said other eight executive committee members would be elected in 2016 after the European championships scheduled for France.(NAN)


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