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Joan Laporta announces he's running for Barcelona president: We must unite

Joan Laporta has announced he's running for the Barcelona presidency.

Laporta previously served as president between 2003 and 2010 and will now stand for the January 24 election. His ticket will carry the slogan 'Estimem el Barça' ('We want Barça').

"I want to unite all Barça fans. Barça unites us and it is time to go together to push the team to success and victory, to glory. We have to do it without looking back and without reproaches," said Laporta.

"I present myself because I love Barça, its people and its fans, La Masia, the club. I want to serve Barça again, we fear the preparation, experience and determination necessary to make the changes that the club needs. It will be time to take the suitcase and go out and sell."

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