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HRH Princess Haya re-elected FEI President

05 Nov 2010
Taipei, HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein (Jordan) was today re-elected President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) at the General Assembly in Taipei in a landslide victory in the first round of voting. Princess Haya, who was seeking a second and final four-year term as President, won with 90 votes of a total 124 valid ballots.

The other contenders for the position were Sven Holmberg (Sweden), the first Vice President of the FEI, who received 23 votes, and former Vice President of the Netherlands Equestrian Federation, Henk Rottinghuis, who received 11 votes.

HRH Princess Haya was accorded a standing ovation as she returned to the stage after the election to address the electorate. “Thank you so much for your confidence and trust. I promise that I won’t let you down,” an emotional HRH Princess Haya commented.

“I promise to unify this Federation. I promise to work for you, the National Federations, and constantly appreciate your needs and do everything I can to serve this sport we all love. I never really realised how many wonderful friends and supporters I have. This has been a really extraordinary year for me and I am truly humbled by what you have done for me.”

HRH Princess Haya, a member of the IOC since 2007, has been elected for a further four years until 2014.

HRH Princess Haya is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and the wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Source: www.fei.org
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