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Cava and celebration: Barcelona has a new president

Joan Laporta, new president of club

BARCELONA (07/03/2021)

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The candidate whose platform is called ‘Estimem el Barça’ has won.

The election results have provided us with a clear winner: Joan Laporta, with 30,184 votes ( 54.28% of the total) will be installed as the new Blaugrana president for the next six years.

Laporta was previously president of the club from 2003 to 2010. His victory in these elections was by a clear majoirty, as he was the choice of most members of the club. Runner-up Víctor Font finished with 16,679 votes (29.99%) and Toni Freixa finished third, with only 4,769 votes, or 8.58%. Freixa was considered to be more of the establishment candidate as he had served under former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is now under criminal investigation in Catalunya for possible financial crimes committed under his presidency.

MORE INFORMATION

FC Barcelona’s web page has all the information about the election, and can be foundby the link below:

By Ken Russo

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