December 23, 2019 / 10:21 PM / a month ago

Tebas reelected La Liga president for third stint

FILE PHOTO: President of La Liga Javier Tebas attends the premiere of the Cirque du Soleil's "Messi10" show in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Javier Tebas was reelected president of La Liga on Monday with a four-year mandate, after running unopposed.

Tebas has led the Spanish football league since 2013 and resigned earlier in December to trigger new elections.

“Following the presentation of a single candidacy for the presidency ... and this being valid, Javier Tebas is definitively named president of La Liga for a period of four years, without the need to hold an extraordinary general assembly,” La Liga said in a statement.

Tebas previously stood down in 2016 before being reelected unopposed.

Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Leslie Adler

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