Real Madrid: Perez calls for a new presidential election

Florentino Perez on Thursday asked the electoral council of Real Madrid to launch the procedure to organize a new presidential election. This could take place quickly. The 74-year-old leader, in office since 2009, could seek a new term. Perhaps with an opponent in front of him.

A change of face at the head of Real Madrid? Florentino Perez on Thursday asked the electoral council of club merengue to launch the procedure to organize a new presidential election. An approach that could lead to a quick vote. The electoral council now has forty-eight hours to validate this request. If so, then potential candidates will have ten days to come forward. Before a date and a place are fixed for the election, within fifteen days of the filing of the last candidacy. The new president of Real could therefore be elected by the end of the month.

It remains to be seen Florentino Perez will represent himself. A priori yes, according to the Madrid press. “His candidacy is expected,” confirms AS. But this time he could find himself facing a credible opponent. The solicitation of the Electoral Council of the White House comes less than a week after the publication of an interview with Enrique Riquelme in El Confidencial. The 32-year-old businessman, originally from Alicante (in the south-east of Spain), expressed his desire to become president of Real Madrid last Friday.

Riquelme meets the application criteria

“We need a dramatic change,” said the boss of Cox Energy, a company specializing in renewable energies in Latin America. His profile meets the application criteria since he will soon have 20 years of seniority as a socio and his company (estimated at 300 million euros) should allow him to present the guarantee of 15% of the club’s budget (approximately 90 million euros). No other potential candidate name has filtered. For the moment.

After a first term from 2000 to 2006, Florentino Perez has been in office since 2009. During his last re-election, on June 18, 2017, no opponent appeared against him. The socios have therefore not been called to the polls since 2006. Whether or not he remains at the head of the Merengue club could have direct consequences on the future face of the team. And on the arrival of possible recruits, at a time when all of Real dreams of recovering Kylian Mbappé, who has still not extended with PSG. Under contract until 2022, Zinédine Zidane could also ask himself some questions depending on the evolution of the situation at the top of the club.


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