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There are basically two crucial questions remaining before this election process can definitely lift off:
(1) what will former economic vice-president Ferran Soriano do?
(2) who will be the board candidate?
Ferran Soriano, who last week came out on top of a poll organized by probably the most popular Catalan Barcelona blog, still didn't pronounce on what his role will be in the elecions. It is nevertheless generally believed that he will not run himself but support another candidate, mainly because he's too busy with his job as chairman of an airline.
The board on the other hand has planned to start talking about their candidate after the World Cup for Clubs next month. Although Barcelona treasurer Xavier Sala i Martín still hasn't given up the possibility of leading a candidacy, first vice-president Alfons Godall would be in pole position. Former president Joan Gaspart meanwhile advised president Laporta to not publicly appoint a successor.
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