Elections are scheduled for October 9. The former leader will now take five days off with a decision in mind.
Rui Costa and other leaders in Benfica, Wednesday, resigned from their positions at the club, in a siege that led to the passage of a new electoral law. The date has been set, it will be October 9. It is expected that there will be several candidates for the position of power in Benfica, among whom, according to O JOGO, will be the outgoing president, who succeeded Luis Felipe Vieira in early July, in a decision that will remain subject to a period of reflection within a short time. Holiday.
Although the topic was not discussed during the meeting that brought together club officers during the afternoon in Luz, they are convinced of this. This is mainly due to the parallel talks they had with Rui Costa, and the trust in him, after ensuring the transition period that followed the effects of the red card operation. The former Ten-shirt said nothing, and on Thursday will still be participating in the league chiefs summit – spur anticipation for the governing body’s plenary session – and will go into a five-day respite, where the decision to apply is made. itself will mature.
Rui Costa considers that he has achieved all the goals he set himself, namely completing the bond loan, strengthening the team, qualifying for the group stage of the Champions League, especially this one, after which he intended to give a voice to the club. Individuals. The former vice president did not feel legitimate in office through votes, so he defended yesterday’s decision embodied in the suffrage celebration on October 9, as well as, founded by O JOGO, to the extraordinary general meeting on September 17 – the approval of the electoral slate and the conduct of a review For the last electoral process – and the General Assembly to consider 24 accounts also this month.
At the end of the plenary session, the President of the Board of Directors of the General Assembly, Antonio Perez de Andrade, signed a statement stating that on July 13, the goals, including those mentioned above, were listed as indispensable before the elections were scheduled until the end of the year. He “achieved” these goals and ensured “a strong stability in the club”, “and also taking into account the sporting calendar to which Benfica is committed until the end of the current year, there was consensus on the need to set the date of the elections”.
In this sense, as the document states, “all members of the governing bodies have submitted their resignation request” and called Pires de Andrade to “the Electoral Assembly on October 9, whose program for the entire process will soon be presented,” the Director concluded with the desire “that this be done with dignity and quality, and to strengthen Once again the spirit of unity among all members and to serve the discussion of the ideas and projects of the various candidates who may present themselves for electoral work.”
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