Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Blatter likely to seek re-election as FIFA president  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 08/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) BERNE: FIFA President Sepp Blatter has given the strongest hint yet that he is ready to stand for a fifth term, telling Swiss public radio he would not say no if member associations asked him to stand.“I’m in good health and I don’t see why I should now think about stopping the work, about the consolidation of FIFA,” Blatter, told French-language station RTS in an interview on Friday.“If the member associations ask me to be a candidate, I would not say no” said the Swiss who has been president since 1998.“There are lots of people who say it’s necessary to carry on, the continuation is necessary, it’s not necessary to stop,” he added.The next FIFA presidential election is in 2015. Each of FIFA’s 209 member associations holds one vote.Blatter, who will be 78 in March, was elected unopposed for a fourth term in 2011 after his rival Mohamed Bin Hammam withdrew his candidacy after being accused of offering cash for votes. Bin Hammam was later banned for life.Blatter initially said it would be his final term but since then has continually hinted at a change of mind.In January, Blatter said he would make his decision on whether to run again before this year’s Congress in Sao Paulo in June.Shortly afterwards, his former aide Jerome Champagne announced at a news conference in London that he was standing for election, but added he did not think he could not beat Blatter if the Swiss also stood.When contacted by Reuters on Friday the 55-year-old Frenchman refused to comment on Blatter’s intentions.On Thursday Blatter called for the International Olympic Committee to scrap its age limits for members, saying they should be voted out only if they are incapable of performing their duties.Changes implemented in the wake of the Salt Lake City Games bribery scandal mandate that IOC members must resign at 70 if they joined from 1999 onwards.Members who joined before 1999 have an age limit of 80.Blatter became ex-officio IOC member in 1999, before the new rules came into force that year, following his election to the FIFA presidency the previous year.Blatter said FIFA had conducted its own study and found age limits could be discriminatory and the IOC should scrap them.“We concluded that imposing an age limit is an act of discrimination. What needs to be changed can be done in a democratic way,” he told an IOC session in Sochi where the Winter Olympics are being held.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 5 2015 - Spring weather conditions forecast over next three daysJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A rise in temperatures is expected on Tuesday and the weather will be moderate in most parts of the Kingdom and warm in the Jordan Valley and Aqaba.According to the ...

 May 5 2015 - U.S led-coalition conducts 22 airstrikes against Daesh in IraqJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Coalition military forces in a statement said it had launched 22 airstrikes against Daesh terrorist gang in Iraq during the past 24 hours.The strikes hit tactical units ...

 May 5 2015 - Israeli forces arrest 11 Palestinians in the West BankJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli occupation soldiers on Tuesday arrested 11 Palestinians in the West Bank.Palestinian Interior Ministry said that the occupation forces stormed the towns of ...

 May 5 2015 - Red Cross issues 24 travel documents for Syrian refugeesJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A total of 24 travel documents were issued recently by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to Syrian refugees in Jordan who were granted resettlement ...

 May 5 2015 - 7th Jordan AFAQ Economic Forum to be held in Amman next TuesdayJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The 7th Jordan AFAQ Economic Forum will be held in Amman next Tuesday with the participation of economic and financial experts as well as companies from 10 nations, ...

 May 5 2015 - TAG signs two agreements to promote Italian languageJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The Talal Abu Ghazaleh (TAG) organization and the Italian Embassy in Jordan signed a cooperation agreement Tuesday to promote the Italian culture and language.Under the ...

 May 5 2015 - IMF expects 3.8% GDP growth in Jordan in 2015Jordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The Regional Economic Outlook Update, released Tuesday in Dubai, projected that Jordan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by 3.8 per cent this year and 4.5 per ...

 May 5 2015 - Specialized training course on ethical hacking concludes at RSS in JordanJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A specialized training course entitled "Certified Ethical Hacking" concluded at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) Tuesday.The training course, which was held by the ...

 May 5 2015 - UNFPA calls to enhance quality of midwives servicesJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, called for greater investments to increase the number of midwives and enhance ...

 May 5 2015 - VOL 1 - Companies need to balance expectations of all stakeholders: Bharat WakluKNN India
(MENAFN - KNN India) Today's companies need to balance needs, expectations and aspirations of all stakeholders. They should also have a mechanism by which if there is a tie between the expectations ...

more...


 






Google

Arab Advisors_12th convergence conf

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help