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GENEVA Cheap Nike Air Max , May 29 (Xinhua) -- Incumbent president Sepp Blatter was on Friday voted as FIFA's head after elections took place in the federation's headquarters in Zurich.


Out of the 209 votes cast by member associations, 206 were finally validated, with 73 going in favor of opposition candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, and 133 for Blatter.


As neither candidate reached two-thirds majority, the election was poised to go to a second round where a simple majority would have sufficed to clinch the presidency.


Al Hussein Cheap Air Max Womens , the only challenger to the 79-year-old Swiss who was standing for a fifth consecutive term, decided against going for a second ballot and withdrew from the race, automatically giving Blatter the presidency for the next four years.


These results come amid tumultuous times for the football federation following the arrest of seven high-profile FIFA officials on Wednesday by Swiss police in Zurich on the request of U.S. authorities.


Blatter held an emergency meeting on Thursday to manage the crisis, which also saw a further seven being charged with allegations of corruption including fraud, bribery and money laundering.


Among those detained on Wednesday and pending extradition to the United States were top members of the South American Football Association (CONMEBOL) and the Confederation of North Cheap Air Max Clearance , Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).


The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) head Michel Platini told press yesterday that he had asked Blatter to step down from his position in light of the crisis which hit the federation, something Blatter refused to do.


Platini also urged national associations to vote for Al Hussein, believing that it would be possible to oust Blatter who had been at the federation's helm since June 1998.


"Football is more than a game, what football needs is a strong and an experienced leader," Blatter affirmed in a speech he made prior to the vote.


He also called for the creation of a strong and robust FIFA following his victory Cheap Air Max Online , and the end of FIFA's 65th two-day congress has but reiterated Blatter's protracted clout within the federation.

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the EU headquarters after the first day of the two-day EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, early Oct. 20, 2017. (XinhuaYe Pingfan)

LONDON, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- This month has been described by British media as "make or break" for Theresa May Cheap Air Max Wholesale , the embattled British prime minster under pressure due to stalled Brexit talks and intra-party challenges.


On Friday, May is scheduled to hold private talks with Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, as the duo attend the European Social Summit in Sweden on the future of Europe's welfare systems.


Political commentators in London say it will give May a chance to air her views on Brexit with Tusk ahead of the key European Council meeting in December, which many believe will shape the Brexit deal.


The meeting in Sweden comes towards the end of what has been one of May's most turbulent months in the Brexit roller-coaster ride.


Just weeks ago Cheap Air Max Black , the headlines were of a leader facing the prospect of a challenge from around 40 MPs from her own Conservative Party.


EU negotiators called for Britain to state details of its divorce bill before any future relationship could be discussed.


Among the more than 300 Conservative MPs, there are constant squabbles between remainers and leavers, while among the leavers there are squabbles among those who want to pay for a get-out-of-EU card, while others don't want Britain to hand over a single British pound to the EU.


In addition, issues such as the Brexit bill Cheap Air Max Shoes , Northern Ireland border and the role of the European Court of Justice still need to be signed off.


Keir Starmer, Labour's top Brexit shadow secretary, has accused May of resorting to a desperate gimmick when she stipulated this month the precise moment Britain and the European Union will part company, 11 p.m. local time on March 29, 2019.


Starmer said it was more about Conservative party management rather than the national interest.


Critics of May also waited patiently to see the outcome of Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's spending budget which was made public on Wednesday.


National newspaper political commentators were filled with columns about the so-called rift between May and Hammond. Hammond's budget was not the disaster some had feared Cheap Air Max , providing an unexpected boost to May's longevity as the occupant of Number 10.


Some commentators say May's decision to call a snap general election in June may go down in history as one of the biggest blunders ever by a British prime minister.


Going into the election with a thin majority, she emerged heading a minority government, with support from the Northern Ireland-based Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up her numbers.


Weakened, but not defeated, May has soldiered on Cheap Nike Air Max Womens , heading into the next big hurdle, the start of the journey of the Brexit bill through the Houses of Parliament.


Politicians, scrutinizing the crucial piece of legislation line by line, tabled over 400 amendments. Now into its second week of debates, May has survived the challenges so far made Cheap Nike Air Max Clearance , but there are tough times ahead with reports some of her own MPs will rebel and vote against her.


Other say May's staying power has been cemented by fear that ditching her would pave the way for a general election and a Labour government.


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, continues to ride on the crest of a wave as a hero of young voters, with a strong chance of moving into Downing Street in any early election.


Seasoned political experts see May continuing as leader for the foreseeable future, even leading the March 2019 celebrations when Britain leaves the EU.


Political expert Prof. Jon Tonge from the University of Liverpoo.

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