Barcelona's presidential election delayed until March 7 due to pandemic

The election was scheduled for Jan. 24 but has been put back because of coronavirus

March 7 is likely to be the new date for the elections for the Barcelona presidency following a series of meeting on Friday.

Barça met with the Catalan government in the morning and agreed that it wouldn't be possible, given the current state of the coronavirus pandemic in the region, for it to take place on Jan. 24 as planned.

Later on Friday, acting president Carles Tusquets met with the three candidates for the presidency, Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa, to discuss the options moving forward.

An agreement was loosely struck for the election to be delayed until March 7, with a number of other issues also discussed.

The club will look to set up more polling stations around Catalonia and Spain to allow as many club members to vote as possible.

In addition, with the government's authorisation, it has also been agreed that postal voting will be in place by March 7.




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