Barcelona news has been dominated by the club’s upcoming presidential elections but they have been postponed just nine days before they were due to be held.
A report in La Vanguardia claims the decision was made by the club’s current interim board on Friday as the current Covid-19 pandemic would mean that 50 percent of the socios would be unable to vote.
— Radio MARCA (@RadioMARCA) January 15, 2021
🔵🔴 ÚLTIMA HORA | Aplazadas las elecciones en el @FCBarcelona
📆 Estaban previstas para el 24 de enero
🔎 En los próximos días se buscará una nueva fecha pic.twitter.com/udVa7t8ziT
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) January 15, 2021
Laporta is the favourite for the post after garnering an impressive 9,625 validated member signatures with Font and Freixa lagging behind on 4,431 and 2,634 respectively.
The club do not currently have an electronic voting system in place.