BARCELONA

Vote of no confidence against Bartomeu to enter phase 2

'Més que una Moció' announces that it is 271 signatures from reaching the key figure, 16,520. They will be presented at the club at 18:00 CEST on Thursday.

Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Albert Garcia EL PAÍS

Update, 19:00 CEST: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is facing a vote of no confidence after 'Mes que una Moció' gathered over 20,000 signatures by Thursday's deadline

'Més que una Moció', the platform that is promoting the vote of no confidence against Josep Maria Bartomeu and to which three candidates (Jordi Farré, Víctor Font and Lluís Fernández Alá) and eight Barça opinion groups joined, is expected to reach 16,520 signatures, the number that enables the motion against the current president of Barça and his Board of Directors. There are signing stations at various points in Barcelona (Diagonal, Tuset), near the Camp Nou in L'Hospitalet (Travessera de Collblanc) and outside Barcelona (Esparreguera, Olesa).

It has been confirmed that 'Més que una Moció' will present the 16,520 signatures to the club on Thursday. The club's bylaws have clarified that "within ten business days following the formal presentation of the request, the censorship vote table will be constituted, which will be responsible for promoting and controlling the entire process, and will be made up of the following people: the first two partners who signed the application (Jordi Farré is the legal representative of the vote of no confidence filed against Bartomeu), two members of the club's Board of Directors, appointed by the board itself, and a delegate from the Catalan Football Federation, appointed by the Catalan Federation, and who will be the president.

If the Board validates 16,520 signatures, the third phase of the vote of no confidence will be entered, that of the act of voting. The call for voting will be published by the Board of Directors in the manner indicated in article 43.2 of the bylaws. The call must be published on the club's website. It will also be communicated to the Catalan Football Federation and at least five business days in advance. The vote of no confidence will only be approved if it obtains the favourable votes of two thirds or more of the voters, provided that the number of these is at least 10% of club members. In this case, the members of the Board of Directors will be automatically relieved of their positions. If the vote of no confidence does not obtain this majority, it may not be raised again until a period of one year has elapsed since the vote took place.