There are less than 24 hours for the embattled president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu to escape an impending vote of no confidence that has been building around him in the past two weeks.
Three years ago, he had a dramatic escape in similar circumstances. The current battle is occasioned by the iconic Lionel Messi who has made heavy criticism of the president and even made spirited attempt to leave.
Is it time for Bartomeu to say goodbye? The picture will be clearer by Thursday as the ‘Mes que una Mocio’ group have announced that they’ve collected 12,700 signatures to launch the process of the vote of no confidence against Bartomeu.
As at Tuesday, they have obtained 12,700 signatures of the required 16,500. Will they be able to get the remaining 3,800 signatures to reach the required 16,500 before the September 16 deadline.
As earlier reported, Bartomeu survived a vote of no confidence campaign back in 2017 when Agusti Benedito failed to collect the required amount of signatures.
But that may not be the case this time around as some of the city’s districts reportedly ran out of ballots registering opposition to Bartomeu earlier this week.