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.
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.
10.257 firmas para Laporta, 4.710 para Font. En las carreras electorales de la historia del Barça nunca se sabe, pero, en buena lógica, las posibilidades de Font se circunscriben a que no pase el corte ningún candidato más y que los haters de Laporta se movilicen.
— Ángel Iturriaga (@anituarco) January 11, 2021
Barcelona news is now being dominated by the elections, which will be held later this month.
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.