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Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa are fighting for the post of president of the Spanish football club FC Barcelona. This was announced on Thursday by the temporary management of "blaugranas", according to which all three received the required number of signatures from club members.


   

Emili Rousaud originally wanted to run in the election, but he decided to resign on Thursday. The new head of FC Barcelona will be elected on January 24.
 
      Former President Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned in October, facing a vote of no confidence. Carles Tusquets took over his duties temporarily. The new president faces the difficult task of convincing the biggest star of the team, Lionel Messi , to extend the contract, which expires in the summer. Stabilization of club finances will also be a priority, the DPA agency reminded.

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