Tommy Velázquez has been re-elected as President of WBSC Softball Americas ©Getty Images

Tommy Velázquez has been re-elected as President of World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Softball Americas.

The Puerto Rican's term will run until 2025 after he secured 64 per cent of the vote in an election during the body's Ordinary Congress.

"I am proud to have been re-elected to the highest softball office on our continent," said Velázquez, who also serves as the WBSC Softball Division chairman.

"This election confirms the path the organisation has been taking regarding development and modernisation of our sport in the Americas that places us at the forefront of the softball world."

Velázquez will be joined on the WBSC Softball Americas Executive Committee by first vice-president Jacinto Cipriota of Argentina, second vice-president María Soto of Venezuela, Peruvian Vanessa Endo as secretary general and Mexico's Dydia Toledo as treasurer.

Aggregate members Rolando Guerrero of Mexico, Guatemala's Héctor Sazo, Marisa Matsuda of Peru and Godfrey Been of Turks and Caicos complete the panel.

"I am happy for the ability and honesty of this working team," added Velázquez.

"Its diversity not only ensures the representativeness of all the regions of our vast continent, but also ensures an unprecedented gender equality in our history, with a 45 per cent female participation in our Board."

The Congress had a record participation, with the presence of 25 of the 30 affiliated members federations of WBSC Softball Americas.