Carlo Tavecchio has won the FIGC Presidential election after obtaining 63.63 per cent of the votes in the third and final round.
Unlike the previous two rounds, the 71-year-old only needed to secure more than 50 per cent of the vote on this occasion in order to be confirmed as Giancarlo Abete’s successor.
This, as expected, happened as Tavecchio posted a score of 63.63 per cent compared to rival Demetrio Albertini’s 33.95 per cent. This was in addition to his first round and second round figures of 60.2 per cent and 63.18 per cent respectively.
As a result, the controversial candidate will now take his place at the head of Italian football’s governing body, with the appointment of a new national team Coach likely to be top of his list of priorities.