Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, May 02, 2013: Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain was elected as the new President of AFC for the term 2013-2015 here in the capital of Malaysia on Thursday.
In the AFC Extraordinary Congress, Shaikh Salman secured 33 votes out of 46 votes (2/3rd majority) in the first round of ballot to defeat Dato’ Worawi Makudi of Thailand (seven votes) and the UAE’s Yusuf Yakoob Al Serkal (six votes).
Dr Hafez Al Medlej of Saudi Arabia had withdrawn from the contest on Wednesday.
Shaikh Salman also won the FIFA Executive Committee seat by defeating Hassan Al Thawadi of Qatar. He received 28 votes to 18 votes. The term of this seat is from 2013 until 2017.
Moya Dodd of Australia was re-elected unopposed as the AFC Vice-President (Female) for the term 2013 until 2015. Han Un-gyong (DPR Korea) and Susan Shalabi Molano (Palestine) were elected as AFC Executive Committee female members for the East and West respectively. Their terms will run from 2013-2015. The Ordinary Congress takes place here tomorrow.
AFC President (2013-2015)
Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain)– 33 votes
Dato’ Worawi Makudi (Thailand) – Seven votes
Yousuf Al Serkal (UAE) – Six votes
FIFA Executive Committee member (2013-2017)
Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain)– 28 votes
Hassan Al Thawadi (Qatar) – 18 votes
AFC Vice-President (Female; 2013-2015)
Moya Dodd (Australia) -Unopposed
AFC Executive Committee members (Two seats; Females; 2013-2015)
Han Un-gyong (DPR Korea) -Unopposed
Susan Shalabi Molano (Palestine) -Unopposed
Dr. Al Medlej withdraws from the race
Kuala Lumpur: Dr. Hafez Ibrahim Al Medlej of Saudi Arabia has withdrawn from the election for the position of AFC President.
Dr. Al Medlej’s withdrawal leaves three candidates in the contest. They are Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain), Dato’ Worawi Makudi (Thailand) and Yousuf Yaqoob Yousuf Al Serkal (UAE).
The elections will take place on Thursday, 2 May 2013, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. —- AFC
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