JOAN LAPORTA has been elected as Barcelona president for a second time.
The 58-year-old won the vote to see off rivals Victor Font and Toni Freixa to bag the top job.
Joan Laporta has won the Barca presidential raceCredit: Alamy Live News
Laporta has previously held the position at the Nou Camp between 2003 and 2010.
The LaLiga side tweeted out the final results, with Laporta amassing 57.69 per cent of the vote.
Font came home in second with 31.11 per cent, with Freixa on 10.01 per cent.
The result is going through the final scrutiny to verify the totals, but it is not anticipated that there will be any issues.
Heartwarming footage showed the three candidates embracing at the vote, with Laporta congratulated by his beaten opponents.
Of the result, Freixa said: “I want to congratulate Laporta for this victory, which does not need further discussion.
“We must now support our president. High [voter] participation legitimises him”
And his appointment could bring fans some hope that star man and six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi can be persuanded to stay at the club.
The Argentine is also out of contract in June and is set to leave having grown disillusioned with life on and off the field.
Messi currently pockets around £500,000-a-week at Barca, a deal that has become unsustainable with the club’s finances crippled from the coronavirus pandemic.
And with talks over an extension yet to take place, the Argentinian has stated he will wait until the end of the season to decide his future.
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