Monday, January 11, 2010

No decision yet on election date

Speaking at a press conference, Barcelona chief executive Joan Oliver has said that the board of the club didn't yet make a decision on the date of the presidential elections:

"The board of directors has the power to decide on the date, that should be between 15 March and 15 June (read more
here). It's still far away and there hasn't yet been a debate on the issue.

As is logical, the club is nevertheless already preparing the elections process on all levels - social, judicial, logistics, organizational – so that everything will be ready, of course taking into account the different possibilities."

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that the weekend of 24 and 25 April, when Barcelona plays at home against Xerez, is another possible election date. On Sunday 25 April, several Catalan towns will hold a non-binding referendum on the self-determination of Catalonia.

Catalan sports weekly Gol reports that the majority of the board wants to bring the date of the elections forward, while Barcelona president Joan Laporta would only want to hold early elections if the Catalan parliamentary elections, in which Laporta could take part and which are planned for the second half of this year, would also be organized earlier than expected.

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that the matter will be discussed at the next meeting of the board of directors in the Catalan city Vic on Friday 29 January and that a final decision on the exact date could be made that day.

Read more:
Elections will be held in April or May
Pre-candidates need to collect signatures
When will the elections be held?