Michel’s candidature will not be processed: FIFA

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): F‚d‚ration Internationale de Football
Association’s (FIFA) on Wednesday said Michel Platini’s candidature will not
be processed for the presidential election by the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee
as long as his ban is valid and in force.
FIFA’s member associations have proposed seven candidates for the
presidential election to take place at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in
Zurich on February 26, 2016, says a press release issued here.
The candidates proposed include HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein,
Musa Hassan Bility, J‚r“me Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Michel Platini,
H.E. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale.
FIFA said Michel is currently provisionally banned from taking part
in any football-related activity therefore his candidature will not be processed by the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee as long as such ban is valid and in force.
Should such a ban be lifted or expire before the FIFA presidential
election, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee would decide, depending on the respective exact point in time, on how to proceed with the candidature concerned.
For the other proposed candidates, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee
will assess the candidatures, in line with the Electoral Regulations for the
FIFA Presidency.
The Electoral Committee has passed the candidature dossiers to the
investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee to carry out
integrity checks, as stipulated in the regulations.
The investigatory chamber will as a result of this integrity check
deliver comprehensive documentation on each candidate, but it will not give
any recommendation as to whether or not a candidate may run for the FIFA
presidency.
Upon receipt of the results of the integrity checks, the Electoral
Committee will reconvene in order to review the submissions and validate
their compliance with the applicable FIFA regulatory provisions. Following
this process, the Electoral Committee will formally admit and declare the
candidates who are eligible to stand for the office of FIFA President.