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FC Barcelona News: 8 March 2021; Joan Laporta elected new Barça president

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ELECTIONS MINUTE BY MINUTE | Joan Laporta, new president of FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
100% of the vote has been counted and these are the results:

Joan Laporta: 54.28%
Victor Font: 29.99%
Antoni Freixa: 8.58%

Laporta becomes the new president of FC Barcelona, with 30,184 votes!

FC Barcelona cut Atlético's lead to three points - FC Barcelona
The 2-0 victory for FC Barcelona against Osasuna in Pamplona has been enough to reduce the lead of Atlético Madrid at the top of the table in La Liga after the Madrid club could only draw 1-1 in the derby against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Barcelona legend Carles Puyol congratulates returning president Joan Laporta - Football Espana
The Catalan businessman was club president at the Camp Nou between 2003 and 2010, during a period where Puyol captained the team to four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues. The ex Spanish international is amongst a host of club icons to back Laporta’s return to the club.

Barcelona president elect Joan Laporta calls for PSG turnaround - Football Espana
Laporta told an interview with reporters he will join the squad on their trip to Paris. Ronald Koeman‘s side have a mountain to climb to secure their place in the quarter finals against the Parisians but Laporta is confident they can do it.