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Joan Laporta To Return As President Of Barcelona

Joan Laporta is leading the race to become the next Barcelona President after the candidates have been whittled down to just four.

The deadline for the nine presidential aspirants to apply the signatures they had received from club members was yesterday, 11 January 2021.

They needed a minimum of 2,257 to make polling day on January 24.

According to the source, Laporte, who was the Barca president between 2003 and 2010, had the highest with 10,257 signatures.

Victor Font handed in 4,710 signed forms and is expected to be the closest challenger.

Former board member Toni Freixa (2,821 signatures) and ex-vice president Emili Rousaud (2,510)

The signatures must now be validated and on Thursday, Barca will confirm if all four candidates were able to present the signatures required to stand in the election.

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Jordi Farre, who promised free pizzas in exchange for signatures, Xavi Vilajoana, Lluis Fernandez Ala, Agusti Benedito and Pere Riera all failed to gather enough support.

Josep Maria Bartomeu stepped down from the role in October.

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