UPDATE 1-Motor racing-FIA president Mosley wins confidence vote
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By Alan Baldwin
PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - FIA president Max Mosley won a confidence vote on Tuesday allowing him to stay in office after a sex scandal.
In a secret ballot of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) general assembly at an extraordinary meeting in Paris, the 68-year-old Briton gained 103 votes to 55 against. There were seven abstentions and four invalid votes, motor racing's world governing body said.
Mosley had ignored calls to quit since the tabloid News of the World newspaper published details of his involvement in what was described as a Nazi-style sado-masochistic orgy with prostitutes.
Mosley's ballot win brought a hostile reaction from Germany's ADAC, Europe's biggest Automobile Association, who announced they had frozen world federation activities in protest.
"ADAC views with regret and incredulity, the FIA general assembly's decision in Paris confirming Max Mosley in office as FIA president," ADAC said in a statement.
"This is a reason for Europe's largest Automobile club to let it's functions and co-operation in FIA working groups rest at world level. ADAC will stay with its decision as long as Max Mosley holds the top FIA office as president.
Robert Darbelnet, representing the Automobile Association of America (AAA) with more than 50 million members in the United States, told reporters that the AAA was also reviewing its position within the world body.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Justin Palmer)
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