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 Slovenia’s Ceferin Succeeds Platini As UEFA President

Aleksander Ceferin from Slovenia has been elected as the new president of European football's governing body,UEFA.

The election was held on Wednesday morning in Athens, Greece, at UEFA's congress.

Ceferin, head of the Football Association of Slovenia, polled 42 votes, 29 more than Dutchman Michael van Praag.

The 48-year-old succeeds Michel Platini, who resigned after being banned from all football activity last year.

Ceferin will take on the remainder of Platini's term of office, until 2019.

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