Barca resist calls for immediate presidential elections….

Josep Maria Bartomeu has been Barcelona president since 2014

The club have also brought forward the date of the next presidential elections, which will now take place on the first matchday after March 15, 2021.

Elections have normally taken place in the summer, usually in June, but they have resisted calls for an immediate ballot to be held, saying it is “not feasible”. “After considering all options, the board consider this to be the most viable date for the aforementioned elections,” a statement read. “The board understand that an immediate call for elections is not feasible, given that the league season will begin on the weekend of September 12, 2020, and the situation arising from the COVID-19 crisis – both economically and socially. “Consequently, the club will continue to implement the plan to reverse the sporting and economic situation, based on profound changes to the first team, plus a redefined budget to deal with the new situation caused by COVID-19, before the end of the current mandate.”

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