Electoral Board proclaims Joan Laporta, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa as candidates for club presidency
Emili Rousaud opted to withdraw his bid during the validation process
The Electoral Board met this Thursday at the Auditori 1899at the Camp Nou to announce the definitive candidates for the FC Barcelona presidential elections scheduled for Sunday 24 January.
Following validation of the signatures presented, membersJoanLaporta,VíctorFontandToniFreixahave been declared official candidates for the FC Barcelona presidency, pursuant to article 48.5of the Club Statutes.
During the validation procedure, member EmiliRousaudannounced to the Electoral Board that he was withdrawing his bid to stand for election.
The following are full details of the signature count:
JOAN LAPORTA I ESTRUCH Signatures presented: 10,272 Signatures validated: 9,625
VÍCTOR FONT I MANTÉ Signatures presented: 4,713 Signatures validated: 4,431
ANTONI FREIXA I MARTÍN Signatures presented: 2,822 Signatures validated: 2,634
The Electoral Board wishes to thank the club employees for all their hard work and also everyone who has intervened on behalf of the aspirant members, as well the work done by the Members Ombudsman,Joan ManuelTrayter,and notary Gerardo Conesa throughout the process.
Following the proclamation of candidates, tomorrow Friday 15 January the elections campaigns commence, culminating in the elections themselves on Sunday 24.