Gianni Infantino was elected as FIFA president yesterday 26th of February 2015 for the remainder of the current term of office (until 2019) by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress held in Zurich.
He was elected as the ninth FIFA President after the second ballot with 115 of 207 total votes. In line with the FIFA Statutes, the mandate of the new FIFA President started after the conclusion of the Congress.
At the beginning of the proceedings, it was confirmed to the Congress that 207 FIFA member associations were entitled to vote (the member associations of Indonesia and Kuwait could not vote due to their respective suspensions). The other candidate withdrews from the election after his address to the Congress.