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FIFA Passes Massive Reform Package

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on with fake dollars note flying around him throw by a protester during a press conference at the football's world body headquarter's Monday.Photograph by Fabrice Coffrini — AFP/Getty Images

FIFA’s member nations voted overwhelmingly in favor of a landmark reform package at the extraordinary congress in Zurich Friday, ahead of the presidential election.

Term limits, the FIFA Executive Committee making way for the FIFA council, the publication of senior executives’ salaries and a greater presence of women on FIFA committees are highlights of the reform package, which passed by a 179-22 vote.

The new president will not be able to serve more than three four-year terms, for a maximum of 12 years in office. Sepp Blatter had been president since 1998 until his ban removed him from office.

Other pieces of the reform package include:

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Based on FIFA regulations, the new reforms will go into effect in 60 days.