Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is in danger of losing his post after the club confirmed the success of a motion of no confidence launched by several members of the club.
More than 18,000 signatures were approved by the club, smashing by the 16,521 required to declare the motion successful. There are still some outstanding signatures that are yet to be processed, which could take the final count to close to 20,000.
By the club’s rules, a referendum on Bartomeu is then to take place. Should two-thirds of voters agree, Bartomeu could be forced out.
Jordi Farré, one of the prominent members promoting the motion, celebrated by saying “mission accomplished!”
He also told Catalan media that he thought Bartomeu would not face the referendum.
“I believe that there will not be a referendum, and that Bartomeu and his board will resign,” he said.
“I ask them that they save themselves having to face this indignity, and that they leave as soon as possible, and that they hold elections as soon as possible.”