On June 13 was the date chosen for the election of the president of FC Barcelona, as announced by the leader of the entity Barça, Joan Laporta, after the agreement reached today the board in a board meeting held in Vic
After being considered different options, finally on June 13 was the day chosen. A day without a game at Camp Nou and the season already completed, as requested by some of the players in the Barça squad.
There are already several candidates
To date, have already announced their intention to bid Alfons Godall vice president and Jaume Ferrer, as well as partners and Jaume Agustí Benedito Guixà. Is also expected to involve the former vice-president Sandro Rosell.
The last business day for the election was held on 15 June, so June 13 is just the previous Sunday. The new president, to replace Joan Laporta, would begin his term of six years from July 1.
In his appearance before the media, Joan Laporta, who was accompanied by the corporate CEO, Joan Oliver, said he has decision to choose on June 13 as election date has been confirmed Barça coach, Josep Guardiola, and has accommodated this date in the calendar not to interfere with sports and expectations to give “comfort to the entity.”
“We wanted to clarify a situation of unrest that existed in the state. This is the ideal date,” said the Barca president, who voluntarily decided to include in the minutes of the board meeting today to debate election date .
Date chosen by “unanimity”
Although there are two clearly differentiated groups within the board, and both have decided to undertake a separate path in the electoral road to the presidency, led by Alfons Godall and Jaume Ferrer, Barcelona’s president has assured that the agreement date was carried out by “unanimity”, despite the group’s second vice president hinted that he preferred an election not so long ago.
With this decision, the board must formally convene elections and the electoral timetable by the end of April, to meet the 40 days that includes that period.
Joan Laporta has been reported previously approved at the board meeting the day of elections, this decision had confirmed both with Josep Guardiola, coach of Barça, as with the technical secretary Txiki Begiristain, and both have given good date.
Just as happened in 2003, elections were held on a day when there will be no party, and is therefore considered appropriate that Laporta this because in those elections was a record influx of members to the polls, a fact that was decisive for him to bet on this date. “We have given priority not to interfere in sporting aspirations of the equipment of the entity,” he said.