FC Barcelona Presidential Elections will not Happen this Year
This year, after the departure of the former Supreme Club Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barcelona will not hold new presidential elections, as announced by Marca.
Carlos Tusquets is Blaugrana ‘s current interim president and he is likely to be in office until January at the earliest because of the difficulties of keeping votes before that.
There could be further delays due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the requirements of arranging such a vote, while there will be regional political elections in February – which cannot be clashed with.
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Tusquets now must analyse the financial situation at the club and decide how to proceed with the proposed wage cuts but will not run for the elections himself.
The position of Bartomeu at Barcelona had come under great scrutiny in recent times following a trophyless campaign combined with Lionel Messi’s attempted forced exit from the club, which the board blocked.
Last month, Catalan police accused the beleaguered club supremo on corruption charges, although Bartomeu continues to deny such allegations.
His term as club president had been due to officially end next year with elections called for March, but the Marca report claims that it could be early as January.
Bartomeu has held the position for two terms but he will nominate a ‘continuity’ candidate who is close to the incumbent and comes from a side of the club’s board which is viewed as more conservative.
Following the resignation of Sandro Rosell, who was his close friend and associate who served as his vice president, the Catalan entrepreneur began his position in 2014.
All candidates come from various divisions within the hierarchy of the club, with varying opinions about how to run the club and what it stands for.