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THE VOTE, NOVEMBER 1 AND 2

Bartomeu, against the ropes: Generalitat refuses to delay the vote of censure

Published:24/10/2020 - 10:10h

Updated:24/10/2020 - 11:36h

The Generalitat has rejected the request of FC Barcelona to delay the vote of no confidence against Josep Maria Bartomeu and his Board. The Government believes that there is no problem in the celebration of the act complying with the necessary prevention measures

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The FC Barcelona is immersed in a process complicated in which all his Managerial Board could say goodbye shortly more than a week. The vote of censorship will take place the 1 and on 2 November and the partners will decide if Josep Maria Bartomeu leaves to be president of the Barça. It seems that the Catalan has the ones to lose, but until it do not make this vote will not know at all for sure.

But the maximum mandator barcelonista did not want that this referendum was so prompt and has tried to delay it the maximum possible. The Board did not want to risk to go without closing the accounts of the exercise and therefore it requested to the Govern of Catalonia retard the vote of censorship until the 15 and on 16 November. The club argued his request ensuring that it still had to define the protocol of security for the partners by the pandemia.

Nevertheless, the Generalitat has given him a hit to Bartomeu and his Board, since this past Friday have refused this proposal. In the Govern consider that there is not any problem in that there is a vote inside a week, since the legal and sanitary protocol fulfils to 100%. In the Catalan government think that the authority to validate or fix a date does not correspond them and leave clear that all would have to celebrate with normality.

In fact, Gerard Figueras, secretari of L'Esport of the Generalitat, ensured that if the Barça delayed the vote to the 15 or on 16 November, the partners could take the necessary measures against the club. The politician confirmed, besides, that the only way in which from the Govern could support to the Barcelona would be "if it exists a subject of greater strength", something that right now does not occur.

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By all this, the club goes to have to face up to this referendum, unless this next week the pandemia prevent it. The numbers in all Catalonia and in Barcelona are worrisome, by what would not be so odd that pass, but for now only are supposed. These could be the last days of Bartomeu and of all his managerial team at the head of the group barcelonista.

Therefore, now the step that the Barça has to give is to summon the vote of censorship for the marked dates, since according to the statutes has to announce the date publicly five days before the vote. It will be necessary to see which are the following steps of Barto and his Board, that will have to decide if resign before the referendum or risk to have to go out by force if the partners like this decide it.

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