FIFA Presidential Election Will Not Be Postponed

With FIFA in the midst of great turmoil following the investigation of its current president and suspension of two FIFA vice-presidents, there was speculation that the FIFA presidential election scheduled for June 1 might be postponed. That will not be the case, according to FIFA's secretary general, Jerome Valcke. The election will go on as planned and with the incumbent, Sepp Blatter, as the only remaining candidate, it appears as if he will win a fourth term as head of football's world governing body unopposed.

Mohamed bin Hammam had been the only challenger to Blatter, but when the FIFA ethics committee opened an investigation into allegations that he had offered bribes in exchange for votes, the Qatari withdraw from the election. On Sunday, it was announced that bin Hammam, along three others alleged to have taken part in the bribery, had been provisionally suspended while the ethics committee continues to investigate the matter.

With nobody to challenge Blatter and Blatter also being investigated for violating FIFA rules, although he was cleared, there were suggestions that the election should be postponed. Valcke rejected that idea though. 

"Why?" he asked. "Because the media are trying to say we should? What has happened is perfectly clear."

So FIFA will vote on Wednesday for a new FIFA president, but their only option will be their current president. Not that this will be anything new. Blatter won his last election for president unopposed as well.

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