Wednesday, April 14, 2010

[2003] Uncertainty about election date

source: el mundo deportivo, wednesday 16 april 2003, page 14

A sector of the board wants elections in April 2004

Reyna met with his vice-presidents and informed them of a secret plan to 'bring forward the end of the current mandate'

The keys:
1. Two vice-presidents showed their disagreement and have decided not to continue beyond 30 June
2. It is not clear if the rest of the board shares the opinion of the president
3. It would require a legal advice and a 'miracle' to control the social tension

Cambra: "The board will leave at the end of the season"

Vice-president Sixte Cambra confirmed yesterday that the presidential elections will be held at the end of the season, but without specifying a particular day. "The board will put an end to its era when the current season ends. When Joan Gaspart resigned it was already said that the board would resign at the end of the season and that there would be elections", Cambra said, adding that "the board is entitled to end the mandate and voluntarily announce the resignation by the end of the current season."

The vice-president is annoyed about the doubts regarding the decision to be taken by Reyna and stressed that the criticism by the absence of a date for the elections is unfair, because "no one ever talked about the month or the day, it was only said that they would be held at the end of the season." Cambra said that "the electoral debate should start when the date of the vote is announced".

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