Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Former vice-president Llaurado will run for president

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Jaume Llauradó will take part in the elections for president of FC Barcelona later this year. The 65-year old Catalan businessman would make an official announcemnt in the coming days.

Jaume Llauradó was a pre-candidate in the elections of 1997 and 2000, when he ended up joining the candidacy of the later president Joan Gaspart, in whose board Llauradó was a vice-president from 2000 until he resigned after one year because he didn't agree with the way the club was governed.

In 2003, he was a presidential candidate but finished 6th and last in the elections won by Joan Laporta. He obtained 987 votes (1,91%), which was considerably lower than the number of signatures he had been able to collect (read more here). Llauradó is also the president of FC Barcelona think tank Fòrum Samitier.

Read more:
Will Llaurado run for the fourth time?
Will former super-agent run for president?
Bassat will not run a third time