Los Blancos have announced that the process that will lead to elections for the next four-year cycle-running mid-2021 through to mid-2025. And has now officially begun as the club hopes they will not end the current campaign empty-handed.

Perez is now expected to seal re-election if another candidate doesn’t appear

Real Madrid have affirmed that club president Florentino Perez has issued for candidates for the upcoming leadership election for the club. Although the current supremo is the only candidate. Los Blancos have announced that the process that will lead to elections for the next four-year cycle-running mid-2021 through to mid-2025. And has now officially begun as the club hopes they will not end the current campaign empty-handed. Perez, whose two separate tenures as the 15th and 18th President of Madrid combine make him his second-longest-serving figure in the role, after Santiago Bernabeu. He is now expected to seal re-election if another candidate does not appear.

The president has ordered the formal start of campaigns

“Following today’s meeting of the board of directors and following article 38, section b of the social statutes of Real Madrid. The President has requested that the electoral board issue the call for elections for the President and a board of directors,” the club confirmed in an official statement. In layman’s terms, it means that Perez has ordered the formal start of campaigns. That means for both his position and for those on the board LaLiga’s current champions. There is no date set for when these elections could occur. But the likelihood is that they will take place close to the middle of the year. Between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 campaigns. The civil engineer first took charge of Madrid in 2000. He replaced Lorenzo Sanz in the position and leading the club for six years.

In his first period, Los Blancos grew their brand internationally. But Perez retired in 2006 after being criticised for not focusing enough on the team’s success on the pitch. He was replaced by Ramon Calderon, only for him to step down in 2009 amid accusations of vote-rigging. And Perez returned, no alternative, to replace Vicente Boluda’s stop-gap in mid-2009. Since then, he has led Madrid to near-unrivalled success across the continent and has brought in players like Cristiano Ronaldo.