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FIFA re-elects Blatter as president

By RAF CASERT

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was re-elected FIFA president on Wednesday after a major bribery scandal left him as the only candidate to deal with a sport reeling from a wave of corruption allegations.

Blatter, a 75-year-old Swiss executive who has been in office since 1998, was handed a final four-year term as head of soccer’s governing body in a vote at FIFA’s congress.

He received 186 votes out of 203 ballots.

The election went ahead after England’s call for a postponement of Blatter’s unopposed “coronation” amid the ethics crisis was overwhelmingly rejected by the delegates.

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