Friday, January 29, 2010

Strong rumours about elections on 13 June

Catalan sports paper Sport reports that the Barcelona board will today hold a discussion on the date of the elections after Barcelona assets vice-presidents Jaume Ferrer asked earlier this week to put the issue on the agenda.

Although it's not sure a decision will already be made, the option the board is considering would now be Sunday 13 June 2010.

The elections can be organized between 15 March and 15 June and the board would want to postpone them as much as possible because some players have recently said they prefer elections at the end of the season (read more here), because that would shorten the period until the handover of power on 1 July, because that would give the candidates more time to prepare the elections and possibly find agreements among them and because the board candidates might take advantage of trophies won by the sports teams this season.

Along the day, several other Catalan sources have taken over the possible date of 13 June. Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that the weekend of 15 and 16 May, when Barcelona will play the season's last home-game against Valladolid, was another option.

Since the discussion within the club has only just started, the board would today possibly only give an approximation of the date. If there would be a consensus and because of the pressure by the entourage of the club to know the date, a vote could nevertheless finally decide on the day on which the elections will be held.

The club's official website has announced that at 5 pm this afternoon a press conference will be held on the decisions that have been made during the the board meeting that is now taking place in the Catalan city of Vic.

Read more:
Laporta prefers elections at the end of the season
When will the next president take office?
Iniesta prefers elections at the end of the season