Laporta defiant despite defeat

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Joan Laporta insists he will not resign from his post as Barcelona president despite the fact the majority of supporters sided against him in Sunday´s vote of confidence.

The majority - 23,870 (60.6%) - voted in favour of ousting the president, but the figure fell short of the 66% that the statute requires for the vote of censure to be successful.

But despite the warning coming from the club´s support Laporta has vowed to stay on until his term ends in 2010 and said: "We´ll finish off our term of office with coherence, because we´re legitimate and with a sense of responsibility."

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