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The FC Barcelona board of directors, meeting this Thursday in ordinary session, has agreed that the next elections to the club’s presidency will be held on March 20 and 21, coinciding with the first weekend immediately after the start of the period set in the statutes for holding the elections
“Given the extraordinary circumstances arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, and with the aim of preserve people’s health and to encourage participation, the board has decided that these elections can be held over the course of the whole weekend, and in several venues spread throughout the territory, and that the option of absentee ballot“Barcelona explained in a statement.
In addition, the board of directors set the Ordinary General Assembly of Compromisary Members for October 25, coinciding with the celebration of the Classic against Real Madrid and “always following the recommendations of the General Secretariat of Sport of the Generalitat de Catalunya”.
“In the event that the circumstances arising from the Covid-19 pandemic do not allow the health of all participants to be preserved, the holding of the Assembly it will be postponed until the conditions of sanitary security are met that can be summoned and celebrated in person “, stated the entity.
On the other hand, the board of directors evaluated the package of measures proposed by the ‘Covid-19 Commission’ with the aim of adjusting and balancing the budget for the 2020-21 season, in accordance with the expected drop in income as a result of the crisis caused by the pandemic.
“The club estimates that this reduction will be located around the 30% in relation to budgeted income for the 2019-20 season. The calculation of this figure has been done on the assumption that the activity of the club can begin to normalize from the beginning of next year. These measures are in addition to those that the board of directors has already put into practice since the beginning of the pandemic, with the aim of maximum savings to minimize losses caused by lack of income in the course of the last four months of the 2019-20 financial year, “concluded Barça.