Barcelona’s next presidential elections will take place on March 20-21, 2021, the club have confirmed.

Current incumbent Jose Maria Bartomeu, heavily criticised in recent months for his role in Barcelona’s declining fortunes on the pitch, will be replaced as he is not seeking re-election.

However, Bartomeu could find himself ousted before March with a vote of no confidence having received more than 7,500 signatures from Barca members.

16,520 of the 140,000 current members would need to sign the vote by September 14 in order for it to be successful. Election candidates Victor Font and Joan Laporta are both reported to have signed, with fellow candidate Jordi Farre having confirmed his signature to Goal.

If it is not successful, Bartomeu will remain in place until the election in March. Continue reading

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