Barcelona presidential candidates confirm numbers – establishing one clear favourite

The results from the number of Barcelona members signatures for this month’s presidential elections have given a clear indication of who is favourite for the post.

Carlos Tusquets is the current interim president of Barcelona following the resignation of former club supremo Josep Maria Bartomeu, with elections behind held on 24 January 2021.

Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu
epa07901371 FC Barcelona’s President Josep Maria Bartomeu delivers a speech during the club’s Board Assembly in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 06 October 2019. The club’s board debates over the withdrawal of honorific historic distinctions awarded to late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco as well as the implementation of electronic voting system. EPA-EFE/Marta Perez

As outlined by El Mundo Deportivo, Joan Laporta has garnered a whopping 10,257 signatures – fourth on the all-time record list at this stage.

Laporta’s main challenger for the post, Victor Font, has collected 4,710 members signatures – meaning that he is likely to need the support of other runners, who would drop out of the race, to throw their weight behind him.

Barcelona news is now being dominated by the elections, which will be held later this month.

Barcelona candidate Joan Laporta

Agusti Benedito and Pere Riera are also no longer in the running having been eliminated from the running earlier on Monday, while Jordi Farre and Fernandez Ala also missed the minimum threshold of 2,257 signatures.

To be considered a presidential candidate, all hopefuls need the signature approval of at least 2,257 members and to present a guaranteed payment of at least €124.2m to be considered for the vacant position of president.

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