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Laporta retains Barca post
07 Jul 2008 - 08:51:27
Barcelona president Joan Laporta will remain in office after narrowly surviving a vote of confidence.
Laporta was forced to face a referendum over his presidency after a disgruntled club member collected the 5,882 member signatures required to force a vote.
Laporta has presided over two trophyless seasons at the Camp Nou but will now remain in office until 2010.
However, his position remains far from secure as 60 per cent of the vote went against the 46-year-old president.
"This was a protest vote about what has happened in the last two years," he admitted.
"We accept that and we will look at everything in detail and will try and correct things to recover calm and stability within the club.
"The whole process had placed great pressure on the club.
"It has been one of the most complicated moments of my time as president."