XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress – elections

UEFA President Michel Platini will be the sole candidate for his current position in the election at the XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress in March following the submissions deadline.

Delegates at the XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan
Delegates at the XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan ©Getty Images

The cut-off deadline of 24 December 2014 has passed for submissions of candidacy for the position of UEFA President in the election to take place at the XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna on 24 March 2015.

The regulations governing the implementation of the UEFA Statutes (Article 4.1) stipulate that candidates for the position of President of UEFA must be proposed in writing to the UEFA administration at least three months before the date set for the opening of the Congress.

As of today, 26 December 2014, only one candidate has been announced: current UEFA President Michel Platini, who will be seeking a third four-year term of office from 2015 to 2019.

Meanwhile, the cut-off deadline for the remaining positions up for election at the UEFA Congress in Vienna will be 24 January 2015.

The regulations governing the implementation of the UEFA Statutes (Article 4.2) state that candidates for positions on the FIFA Executive Committee and UEFA Executive Committees must be proposed in writing to the UEFA administration at least two months before the date set for the opening of the UEFA Congress.

These remaining positions concern seven members of the UEFA Executive Committee. Also, the Vienna Congress will see the election of a FIFA vice-president, a FIFA vice-president representing the four British associations, and a FIFA Executive Committee member. The UEFA President will be an ex-officio FIFA vice-president.

In accordance with the UEFA Statutes (Article 19), the UEFA President and seven members of the UEFA Executive Committee are elected during the calendar year preceding the final round of the UEFA European Football Championship. The other eight members of the Executive Committee will be elected during the calendar year following the final round of the UEFA European Football Championship. The next final round takes place in France in 2016.

The term of office of the UEFA President and members of the Executive Committee elected by a Congress is four years.