Barcelona news is being dominated by this month’s presidential election race and two more candidates has dropped out of the race on Monday, narrowing the race to five individuals.
It is reported by Catalan radio station RAC1 that Jordi Farre has become the third hopeful to drop out of the process after not having garnered the sufficient minimum number of members signatures – 2,257.
‼️NOTÍCIA @EsportsRAC1 @DamiaLopez
Jordi Farré no passarà el tall de les signatures per convertir-se en candidat a les eleccions del Barça. Farré sí entregarà les firmes al club #frac1 pic.twitter.com/KOJzZpUSwW
— El Barça juga a RAC1 (@FCBRAC1) January 11, 2021
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Samuel Marsden reports that Fernandez Ala is also short in the race, meaning he will not be included in the final ballot.
Looks like Jordi Farre won’t make the cut, either, despite that pizza pledge. Fernandez Ala will be short as well, leaving five for now: Font, Laporta, Freixa, Rousaud and Vilajoana
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) January 11, 2021
The electoral campaign will last one week and only members of legal voting age will be able to cast a vote, while they will need to have held membership for at least one year and also never have been suspended from the club.
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.