Barcelona presidential candidates signatures verified – favourite has over 600 annulled

This month’s presidential elections at Barcelona has been narrowed to three candidates after members signatures were verified by the club on Thursday.

Carlos Tusquets is the current interim president of the Blaugrana but elections will be held this month with candidates vying to replace the departed Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu

On Thursday, Emili Rousaud was forced to drop out of the running despite submitting 2,510 signatures of members to Barcelona on Monday passing the threshold of 2,257 to transition from a pre-candidate to candidate. However, 500 signatures were unable to be verified, so he was unable to enter the final race.

Joan LaportaVictor Font and Toni Freixa all passed the threshold, but all three suffered losses to the numbers they initially presented as those signatures could not be verified by the club.

Barcelona news continues to be dominated by the elections and Laporta remains well in front despite losing over 600 of his verified signatures, with Font and Freixa also suffering minor losses to their overall total.

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.

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