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Paraguay's Dominguez re-elected head of South American football body

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Dominguez was unanimously re-elected on Friday as of the South American footall confederation at its 69th annual congress here.

Dominguez, 46, a Paraguayan national, was the only He was reelected with the votes of the 10 delegation countries that make up the Conmebol: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela, reports

Laureano Gonzalez, from Venezuela, was elected first vice of the council, Argentine was elected second vice president, and Chilean was chosen as third vice

"I appreciate the vote of confidence and I assume my responsibility. I would like to recall that two years ago, when the previous election was held, the organization (Conmebol) had lost its way, it was morally bankrupt and had forgotten about soccer," Dominguez said.

The ceremony was attended by president

In March, the council called for new elections to take place on May 11 and urged Dominguez to run again, with the goal of "consolidating the reforms that his administration has established to make South American soccer more professional, institutional and transparent."



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 15:40 IST