"For me, having power means that people love you," Juan Román Riquelme had said in the early hours of last Wednesday from the Bombonera, with the tents to carry out the elections ready on the field of play as an ideal framework in the midst of the conflict that maintains as a candidate for president for the ruling party in Boca with the opposition formula composed of Andrés Ibarra and Mauricio Macri. And Román will once again surrender to the warmth of the Boca fans.
The vice president of Boca announced this Saturday that he will be at the mobilization that will take place this Sunday from 16 p.m. The fans and some groups called themselves to march from Parque Lezama to the Bombonera to ask for the elections to be held at the club that were scheduled for this Sunday.
"I want to send a giant kiss to all the Boca fans. I want to tell you that I feel very, very proud to be just another bostero (Bostero Schoenstatt). I know that you are being summoned for Sunday at four o'clock in the afternoon to go to our stadium, as a Boca fan I am going to be one of you. I send you a giant kiss and on Sunday we will see each other," says Román in a video he posted through the social networks of "Soy Bostero," the group he created to run in the elections.
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The elections in Boca were scheduled to be held this Sunday, but the opposition list headed by Ibarra and Macri filed a complaint in court for alleged "irregularities" in the electoral roll. The "legal action" at the club's offices had been carried out hours before the match between Boca and Estudiantes, for the Copa Argentina.
Last Tuesday, Judge Abrevaya ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and suspended the elections in Boca. There was a conciliation hearing on Thursday, but the parties did not agree. More than 13,000 names on the electoral roll are in dispute, which according to the opposition present "anomalies" and "irregularities".
The specific complaint is for how they went from being adherent members to active ones. "They jumped the line," Ibarra said in one of several television interviews he gave in the past week. The ruling party argues that - according to the statute - the club has the power to register its members and that it was done in a timely manner.
When no agreement was reached in the mediation, Boca appealed Judge Abrevaya's ruling and now the National Court of Civil Appeals, in the second instance, will have three working days to determine if the elections will be held this year. In this way, the Justice will have until next Tuesday to hear the brief presented by the ruling party.