Barcelona president clarifies his position on resignation after “counter campaign”


وقال Bartomeu At a press conference, Monday, after a meeting of the Catalan club’s management committee: “There are no reasons to resign. There are a lot of responsibilities and I think this will be the worst moment to abandon Barcelona to a transitional management committee,” that will have to lead by proxy until the new elections.

He added: “It is a moment of high responsibility. The moment of decision-making,” explaining that “the Transitional Administration Committee cannot take the decisions that we are about to take to find solutions to the problems resulting from the Corona epidemic that severely affected the accounts of Barcelona“.

President Bartomeu and the club’s administrative committee are still facing the risk of distrust, after opponents, including some of the candidates for the club’s presidential elections scheduled for March 20, 2021, managed to collect more than 16,521 necessary signatures from members, fans and shareholders, to activate the possibility of impeachment.

On Monday evening, Bartomeu published an open letter in which he made clear that he wanted to hold a referendum on his impeachment at the weekend, on 15 and 16 November, explaining that it takes at least two weeks to prepare for this vote.

The vote, which will take place for the first time in the club’s history, will take place over two days and in several polling stations spread throughout Barcelona, ​​Catalonia and Spain, in order to avoid the human crowds and take appropriate health measures to confront the emerging Corona virus.

But the opponents want to organize this referendum on the first and second of November, which is the deadline set in accordance with the statutes of the club.

Barcelona confirms that he does not have time to organize this vote in such a short time, and that this deadline will force him to organize voting at the “Camp Nou” stadium, which may increase the risk of infection with the virus, and he asked the Catalan regional government to intervene to avoid it.

“When we receive an official response from the regional government, the management committee will meet again” to make a decision, Bartomeu said.

He was a businessman Jordi VaryThe declared candidate for the March 2021 elections filed a “no-confidence” request from Bartomeu and the current administration on August 26, a day after the Argentine international star and captain was announced. Lionel Messi On his desire to unilaterally terminate his contract with Barcelona, ​​before changing his mind in early September.


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