UEFA announce Female candidates for election to Executive Committee
UEFA has confirmed the list of candidates standing for election as the female member on the UEFA Executive Committee at the 40th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Budapest, Hungary, on 3 May 2016.
Two candidates from UEFA member associations are standing for the seat available on the UEFA Executive Committee for a term of office running until the 2019 electoral UEFA Congress:
Karen Espelund (Norway)
Florence Hardouin (France)
As approved by the 11th Extraordinary UEFA Congress on 25 February 2016 in Zurich, a female member of the Executive Committee will be elected for the first time at the 40th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Budapest – as opposed to being appointed by the UEFA Executive Committee. In accordance with Article 19 of the UEFA Statutes, a person shall be elected in the first ballot if supported by an absolute majority (i.e. more than half).
The closing date for candidatures was 19 April 2016. It is possible for the female member to come from a country already represented on the Executive Committee.