The 16,521 signatures necessary to launch the referendum to decide whether or not to continue the president of the Catalan club were reached.
Jordi Farre, candidate for president of FC Barcelona and promoter of the vote of no confidence, confirmed this Wednesday that the 16,521 signatures necessary to promote the motion of no confidence against the Board of Directors led by Josep María Bartomeu were validated.
Yes, the burofax that Lionel Messi sent to express his decision to leave the Catalan club, eleven days later deactivated, continues to generate a stir in the Catalan club. The partners will now be able to participate in a referendum to achieve the removal of Bartomeu.
It is because the Censorship Vote Table validated the minimum number of signatures required, among the 20,687 supports that the promoters of this motion delivered.
“Goal achieved!”, Farre, who had obtained the support of the entire opposition political arc of Barcelona, pointed out in his social networks.
It is a process already known in the club. Five motions of censure were attempted previously, although only two passed the signature cut and advanced to the referendum, as will happen this time.
It was in 1998, led by Joan Laporta’s ‘Elefant Blau’ against President Josep María Núñez, and in 2008, driven by Oriol Giralt against Laporta himself.
The data that reassures Bartomeu, at least for these hours, is that neither of the two plebiscites prospered, since it is necessary to gather 66 percent of the votes to make effective the dismissal of a Board of Directors that also in March 2021 it will be put to elections.
We will have to wait a little longer to see what real weight the burofax of a Messi has, who in recent days called the club’s unit despite the fact that he had made it clear that he had to remain in the club all his life against of his will and when he had fully assimilated his departure.