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Real Madrid election in June

Real Madrid’s interim president Vicente Boluda has said that the election to appoint a permanent successor will take place on June 7 or 14. Boluda took over in January after Ramon Calderon resigned but he has admitted that he is not happy in the role.

“For me the ideal date is June 7 but there is a clash with the European parliamentary elections,” Boluda said in an interview with Marca.

In Spain, the club’s supporters turn out to vote in presidential elections and a clash with a European poll would affect the turn-out. Boluda added that the club might therefore be forced to hold the election the following week.

Former president Florentino Perez is the frontrunner to succeed Boluda at the Liga champions, although he has yet to confirm his candidacy.

Perez introduced the ‘Galactico’ policy of signing global football superstars to promote the club’s brand. During his ill-fated presidency, Calderon accused Perez of plotting with the Spanish media to oust him and made several controversial remarks about signing players contracted to other clubs, including Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

With the Real Madrid election in less than three months, expect a lot of press speculation in the run-up to the election about what superstars will be heading to the Bernabéu this summer. That means a lot of speculation about the likes of Ronaldo, Fabregas, Wenger and Franck Ribery.