AFP JOSEP LAGO
Barcelona’s board of directors decided after its Thursday meeting to hold new elections on 21 and 22 March 2021.
In the interest of public health in light of the Coronavirus crisis, elections will be held in two days over the weekend, with voting available in different places in the Catalonia region.
The council decided to hold the club’s regular meeting on October 25, the same day as Real Madrid’s match at the “Camp Nou”, the stronghold of the Catalan club, with an emphasis on the possibility of canceling the date if it is proved that the health conditions are not met.
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– Sports Four (@DeportesCuatro) September 10, 2020
In turn, Juan Laporta, the historic president of Barcelona, announced his candidacy for the elections to compete for the president’s seat, thus joining four other candidates who confirmed their participation in the presidential race, while the position of the current president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, is still not clear, whether he will run in the elections or not.
Laporta assumed the presidency of Barcelona between 2004 and 2010, during which he achieved the most important achievements of the historic six in 2009 and the 2006 and 2009 European Champions League titles.
It is noteworthy that Laporta lost the elections in 2015 to Bartomeu, and the historic president was ranked second.