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Todt 'wins' election after Ward pulls out

Thursday 14-November-2013 11:40

Jean Todt is set to secure a second term as FIA president after David Ward decided to withdraw from the election race.

The battle between Ward and Todt has taken quite a few interesting twists in recent weeks with the latter particularly unimpressed with the electoral system that has been used.

Ward, though, has decided to pull out of the race as he believes he would not have been able to "secure the required number of regional Vice Presidents for Sport to ensure the eligibility of my list".

The decision means Todt will be unopposed and will be in charge of motorsport's governing body for at least another four years.

In a letter to the FIA, Ward wrote: "I am writing to confirm my withdrawal as a candidate in the 2013 FIA Presidential election. It has not proved possible for me to secure the required number of regional Vice Presidents for Sport to ensure the eligibility of my list. I, therefore, would like to offer my congratulations to Jean Todt who will secure a second term uncontested if unopposed."

He also again expressed his unhappiness with the electoral process and urged those in power to make changes.

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