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Barcelona confirm date for next presidential elections

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Barcelona have revealed details about their upcoming elections while also releasing details about an agreement with their players and staff.

A definite decision has been made on the Barcelona presidential elections set to take place early next year.

Incumbent Josep Maria Bartomeu and the board of directors resigned in October just days before a scheduled vote of no confidence.

According to the Barcelona calendar, the week of December 14 was supposed to be the club’s election week and further details have now been released prior to that.

The club announced in a statement on their website that the elections will take place on January 24, 2021. Some of the confirmed candidates for the elections so far are Emili Rousaud, Toni Freixa, Víctor Font, and Xavier Vilajoana

“In other matters, once the date of 24 January was agreed with the Catalan Government for the holding of Club elections to the Presidency, preparations have continued to move forward with regards to the event.”

“The week of 14 December is marked as the beginning of the election calendar, of which more details will be released when necessary. In advance news, on Monday 14 December a meeting of the Managing Commission is planned to approve the calling of elections; Wednesday 16, the official publication of the calling of elections.”

Barcelona also took the chance to announce that they have a reduction in salary for their players and staff.

“As such, after weeks of negotiations, this afternoon an agreement has been reached with the Salary Negotiating Committee, in this case with reference to corporate employees, who join the beginning of an agreement reached on Friday with the players and coaches.”

“The Managing Commission would like to publicly thank the footballers, coaches and employees for their understanding, their commitment and their help to the organization to make possible this fundamental agreement to guarantee the Club’s immediate sustainability.”

“As such, between 23 December and 11 January there would be a period for the collection of supporting signatures; between 15 and 22 January, the election campaign.”

“The locations where the electoral colleges will be placed will be: Barcelona, at Camp Nou, in Tarragona, Tortosa, Lleida, Girona, and Andorra. Outside Catalonia there will present in Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, and Palma de Mallorca.”