ZURICH (Sputnik) — Swiss-Italian football administrator Gianni Infantino, who currently serves as General Secretary of the UEFA, was Friday elected FIFA's new president in the second voting round.
Infantino received 115 votes, well above the 50 percent required to become the new head of the football governing body.
Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, president of the Asian Football Confederation, came in second with 88 votes.
With Indonesia and Kuwait currently suspended, 207 out of FIFA's 209 members were eligible to vote.
Infantino will not serve a full term, but will assume ousted previous president Joseph Blatter's term, which was to expire in 2019.