FIFA approves huge reform package; term limits, ExCo gone, much more
The main aim of FIFA’s extraordinary congress in Zurich on Friday is to appoint a new president but another landmark moment was reached before the election took place.
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A massive reform package was passed by the member associations in attendance with 89 percent of the vote -- 179 to 22 -- giving the wide-ranging changes among world soccer’s governing body the thumbs up.
Among the biggest changes is that the Executive Committee is no more and a new FIFA Council will be set up, plus new term limits will be introduced, salaries of senior executives will be published and a minimum of six females will be present on the new council. The FIFA president -- a new man who be voted in to replace Sepp Blatter later on Friday -- will only be able to stay in power for a maximum of 12 years moving forward, which limits them to three four-year terms.
In a statement on their website, FIFA had the following to say about the reform package:
Below is a good summary of the changes which will begin in 60 days time after the conclusion of the congress in Switzerland.