Wednesday, 24 January 2007

The beginning of the end for Calderón?

To anyone who's confused surrounding the legal shenanigans at Real Madrid, join the throng.

Aside from the hearing set for next Monday, in which a judge will rule on the suspension of the postal vote for the club's presidential elections last summer, a separate judgement is expected in the next few days from the Audiencia Nacional on whether it was justified by the judge in the first trial to suspend the postal vote recount. This appeal was brought by Juan Miguel Villar Mir, one of the presidential candidates.

Confused? So am I. It seems that if Calderón wins the first round next Monday, there's still this other judgement (from a higher court) to contend with.

But that's not the end of the story, there are also criminal proceedings brought by Ramón Calderón related to the alleged falsification of postal votes. As far as I can tell, no date has been set for these to come to trial.

I have no idea where all of this is going or even how long it will take. All I know is that it reflects very poorly on the club and on those who would run it. Perhaps new elections are really the only way forward.

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