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Chung Mong-gyu elected to 2nd term as football chief

All News 15:19 July 21, 2016

SEOUL, July 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korean business executive Chung Mong-gyu has been re-elected as the national football chief.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said Thursday that Chung was elected to a second term as its president by a unanimous vote of the 98 members in attendance. Chung was the sole candidate in the election and needed a majority of 106 electoral votes to retain his seat.

Chung is the chief executive of the construction firm Hyundai Development Co. He served his first KFA term from January 2013 to June 2016.

He has previously been the commissioner of the K League, which governs professional football in the country. The 54-year-old is also the younger cousin of former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon.

Chung, who is also a member of the Asian Football Confederation Executive Committee, resigned from his KFA post last month to enter the election. Under the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) rule, an incumbent leader of a member organization must resign before its election committee is formed.

The KFA said Chung's second term runs through December 2020.

Chung is also the chief of the South Korean athletic delegation for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.

kdon@yna.co.kr
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