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Madrid: Businessman Florentino Perez (74 years), the only candidate, was elected president of Real Madrid for a sixth term, according to what the capital club announced Monday evening, and he will remain in office until 2025.
The “royal” team said in a statement published on Monday evening Tuesday, “Only one nomination has been approved by the Electoral Commission under Article 40 of the club’s bylaws, and Florentino Perez Rodrigues was declared president.”
The electoral committee of the Madrid club met on Tuesday after the expiration of the Monday deadline, set to close the door for submitting candidacy applications for the presidency of Real.
The list headed by Peres was elected, and the election process ended less than a quarter of an hour after its start, according to the club’s statement.
It is the fourth term in succession to Peres and the sixth after he was president of the club in a previous period.
Perez is betting in his candidacy on completing the restoration work at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium, managing the club’s finances in light of the Corona virus pandemic, and contracting either with French Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe or Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
The former businessman, engineer and politician Peres was re-elected president of the club in 2009 after the first passage during an era that included a galactic star in his first term between 2000 and 2006.
He was re-elected by acclamation a second time in 2013, and a third time in June 2017.