Joan Laporta is the new president of FC Barcelona. The former boss of the Catalan club between 2003 and 2010 overwhelmingly won the election before Víctor Font and Toni Freixa.
With 55,611 votes, gathered in the second largest turnout in history in these elections, except for those of 2010 (57,088 votes), Laporta obtained 34,184 votes (54.28%), surpassing Font by 16,679 votes (29.99 %) and Freixa with 4,769 votes (8.58%).
After announcing that he was running for office six years after losing in front of Josep Maria Bartomeu (25,823 votes to 15,615), with the devastating effect of losing the title, Laporta will take office later this week or early next week.
Joan Laporta returns to FC Barcelona after 6 years of Josep Maria Bartomeu! The final results of the election
Then a mandate will begin that will end on June 30, 2026.
Laporta’s victory symbolizes the change demanded at the polls by the partner, who no longer wanted Josep Maria Bartomeu.
He resigned on October 27, 2020 after more than 20,000 fans signed in favor of a no-confidence vote.
Joan Laporta, new president of Barcelona
Barcelona has a new president. The votes in the elections have given as the winner an old acquaintance of the club, Joan Laporta returns to office.
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The elections, originally scheduled for January 24 and postponed due to the return of the third wave of the pandemic, meant a massive turnout. The organization of the election, with employees from various fields, was impeccable in a context of difficulty by voting in six locations for the first time in history.
The uniqueness of the club has once again made the rounds of the world, especially with images such as that of Leo Messi who exercises for the first time the right to vote, as a member of Barça, with his eldest son Thiago.
Complete official results
Joan Laporta 34.184 (54,28%)
Victor Font 16.679 (29,99%)
Toni Freixa 4.769 (8,58%)
No votes 3.628 (6,52%)
Votes in white 351 (0,63%)
Participation 55,611 (50.42% of the 110,290 with the right to vote)
The polling stations opened on Sunday, at 09.00 local time, for the election of the new president of FC Barcelona, at the club’s headquarters at the Camp Nou Stadium, but also in Girona, Tarragona, Tortosa, Lleida and in Andorra.
“It’s time. Election day begins. In the next 12 hours, shareholders will choose the new one
Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.
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