Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt tweeted on Sunday that he's withdrawing his name from the hunt, saying he has "immense respect for the company and founders."
Immelt was a top candidate, and he reportedly had the support of Uber's former CEO Travis Kalanick and his faction.
Kalanick remains on the board but bowed to investor pressure and resigned from the CEO role in June after numerous scandals rocked the company, ranging from accusations of sexual harassment to a lawsuit over Uber's self-driving technology.
Another main candidate, HP CEO Meg Whitman, was backed by Kalanick's opponent, Benchmark.
It is not yet clear whether the third candidate won the board vote and will announced next week ... or if the search — and the infighting — will continue.
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