Svein Arne Hansen of Norway is the new President of European Athletics. President Hansen received 26 votes from the 50 Member Federations.
The 2015 European Athletics Congress took place on Saturday morning in Bled, Slovenia, with elections to determine the new President, Vice Presidents and Council.
The three official candidates for the Presidency of European Athletics were Jean Gracia (FRA), Svein Arne Hansen (NOR) and Antti Pihlakoski (FIN).
Gracia received 19 votes and Pihlakoski received 5 votes.
Dobrimir Karamarinov, Frank Hensel and Gracia were elected as the three Vice Presidents. Karamarinov of Bulgaria received 37 votes, Hensel of Germany 33 votes and Gracia 32.
The 13 European Athletics Council members elected (with votes in brackets) were: Antti Pihlakoski (44), Jorge Salcedo (43), Libor Varhanik (43), Dimakos Panagiotis (40), Jose Luis de Carlos (38), Marton Gyulai (37), Sylvia Barlag (36), Toralf Nilsson (34), Gregor Bencina (33), Alfio Giomi (32), Gabriela Szabo (32), Erich Teigamagi (32), Yaras Salih Munir (32).
Incumbent President Hansjörg Wirz hands over to President Hansen at the end of the Congress after 16 years of leading the organisation.
The European Athletics Congress is the general assembly of the Member Federations and the supreme authority of the European Athletic Association.
The Congress consists of the Council and delegates of the 50 Members Federations. Each Member Federation has one vote.