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Prince Ali's despised voting booths arrive in Zurich, CAS rules against them

Prince Ali's despised voting booths arrive in Zurich, CAS rules against them

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FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein’s transparent voting booths arrived in Zurich om Wednesday, despite FIFA’s refusal to sanction their use for Friday’s poll.

However the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected Prince Ali bin al Hussein’s protest, in which he wanted FIFA to use transparent voting booths for Friday’s election.

“The request for provisional measures has been rejected,” a statement from the Lausanne-based court said.

Prince Ali's lawyers said they had requested a suspension to the election - setting up a legal race to resolve the issue before the vote can take place.

Prince Ali of Jordan, one of five candidates bidding to succeed Sepp Blatter, was seeking reassurances over the voting procedure for the election and had called for a postponement if his concerns were not addressed, Daily mail reports further.

He took the case to CAS on Monday and the accelerated tribunal proceedings – with a decision on the eve of the scheduled vote – mean there will almost certainly be no delay when the vote takes place.

Prince Ali’s lawyers had said they had requested a suspension of the election – setting up a legal race to resolve the issue before the vote can take place.

Ali is unhappy with FIFA’s arrangements for a vote expected to set a new tone of transparency for an organisation mired by secret dealings in the past.

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