PORT OF SPAIN: Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice-president figbting extradition to the United States on corruption charhes, has seen his eroding power base decline further after he conceded he had lost his seat in the Trinidad and Tobago parliament.
Warner, one of 14 men indicted in the so-called FIFAGate scandal by the US Justice Department, looked to have lost his Chaguanas East constituency.
“This is my last hurrah in politics,” said the 71-year-old said after the vote.
Warner, 72, launched his own party, the ILP, in 2013 after the prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, sacked him from his cabinet.
On Wednesday David Rowley’s People’s National Movement won 23 seats in the 41-member House of Representatives in Monday’s vote, ousting Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s coalition.
US Department of Justice papers claim the former Concacaf president receied $10 million as a bribe to support South Africa’s bid to host the 2010 World Cup finals.