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SouthAm soccer federation sets elections, urges Dominguez seek another term

Asuncion, Mar 13 (efe-epa).- The South American Soccer Federation (Conmebol) council has approved holding elections on May 11 and urged the body's current president, Paraguay's Alejandro Dominguez, to seek another term.

 The president of the South American Soccer Federation (Conmebol) speaks at Conmebol headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, Dec. 20, 2017. EPA-EFE FILE/Andres Cristaldo

The president of the South American Soccer Federation (Conmebol) speaks at Conmebol headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, Dec. 20, 2017. EPA-EFE FILE/Andres Cristaldo

Asuncion, Mar 13 (efe-epa).- The South American Soccer Federation (Conmebol) council has approved holding elections on May 11 and urged the body's current president, Paraguay's Alejandro Dominguez, to seek another term.

The council called on Dominguez to seek another term during a meeting in Lima on Monday, saying in a statement that "the reforms being implemented by his administration have the goal of making South American soccer institutionally stronger, more professional and transparent."

"With this decision, the members of the Conmebol Council seek to provide continuity and bolster the development of South American soccer on the sports and operating, legal, financial and commercial levels," the body said.

Conmebol faces some challenges, including "the bidding for commercial rights to its principal club tournaments for the 2019-2022 cycle (Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Recopa)," as well as the 2019 Copa America, the council said.

Delegates will elect a new president, first vice president, second vice president and FIFA representative on May 11.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino attended the Conmebol council meeting in the Peruvian capital.

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