Barcelona president Joan Laporta has announced at a press conference today that the elections for president of FC Barcelona will be held on 13 June. The decision has been made during a meeting of barcelona's board of directors in the Catalan city of Vic.
At the press conference, Laporta explained the choice: "The board of directors has decided that the elections will be held on Sunday 13 June 2010. The decision has been made and will be definite when the elections will be called at the end of April.
We chose the date only based on sporting reasons. In that perspective it's the best option. This way, the election process won't influence the team, which is what we have been looking for. We've tried for the sporting interests to be affected the least possible.
Before the decision on the date we have informed Pep Guardiola and we have analyzed it with Txiki Begiristain. Although every date had its pros and contras but both thought it was a good decision."
Strong rumours about elections on 13 June
[previous post:] Catalan radio stations RAC 1 and Catalunya Ràdio both claim that a decision has been made during a board meeting this afternoon that the elections for president of FC Barcelona will be held on Sunday 13 June 2010. It wouldn't yet be sure if that exact date will be announced or if the board will say that the elections will be "at the end of the season" or "in June".