Barcelona have only two Presidential candidates with required signatures

Candidate for presidency of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)
Candidate for presidency of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Two candidates lead the Barcelona presidential race.

With the elections for the Presidential seat at Barcelona football club closing fast, many candidates are finding it hard to gain support from the club members. This is because two candidates who were the favorites have run away with the votes. Currently, Joan Laporta and Victor Font are miles ahead of their opposition and it seems like the presidency will be won by one of them.

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The candidates would require 2257 signatures to be sworn into office but as things stand, Laporta and Font are the only ones who could reach that threshold. There are many candidates such as Emili Rousaud, Xavi Vilanova, and Jordi Farre but all of them have fallen short and the race is only between the two favorites.

Laporta is currently leading the race with over 300 stations set up all over Catalonia. This makes it very easy for him to gain support from the socio and win their signatures. He is followed by Font who has set up over 150 stations to gain votes. Their opponents are nowhere in the scene but they also have some rather interesting tactics.

Jordi Farre has decided to win support by giving out free tattoos and pizzas. Apparently, that bizarre tactic is working as well with SPORT.ES, claiming that over 500 pizzas have been given out so far. Other candidates have also suggested that their campaigns are going well and they are satisfied with the amount of support they have pulled over the week.

Still this looks like a pretty straightforward race for Font and Laporta and it would be quite a surprise if anyone else manages to win the elections on the 24th of January.

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