The electoral board of FC Barcelona has earlier this week rejected the request by the candidacy of Barcelona presidential candidate Sandro Rosell that the name 'Sandro Rosell' would be mentioned on the support slips club members can sign to give their support to the former sports vice-president. The slips now mention Rosell's official first name 'Alexandre'.
The board refers to article 44.3..c.[iii] of the club statutes that supposedly says the slips cannot mention nicknames but should carry the name of the candidate. The stipulation reads as follows: "Also printed in a clear position on the official slip published by the Club will be the name of the candidate for the Presidency leading the candidacy."
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