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14:01 The vote begins

(Keystone)

So here's how the voting process for the next FIFA President will work: there will only be a winner in round one of voting if one candidate achieves a two thirds majority of the 207 votes cast - that's 138 votes required (Kuwait & Indonesia are barred from voting).

If there is no clear winner, we proceed to further voting rounds. A winner will be declared if they achieve a simple majority (more than 50% of votes). If this does not happen, the candidate with the lowest number of votes will drop out until we are left with two still standing.

Of course, we are now down to four candidates as Tokyo Sexwale has withdrawn at the last minute.

We'll bring you the results of each round by periscope via our Twitter account @swissinfo_enexternal link

For some more flavour of what's going on inside the congress hall, here's what's being said on twitter by some of the journalists watching proceedings.

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