17 Jan 2009

Real president quits following rigged assembly claims

6:57 am on 17 January 2009

The president of the Spanish football giants Real Madrid, Ramon Calderon, has resigned amid allegations of vote-rigging.

Calderon stepped down following allegations that he rigged voting at the club's last annual general assembly, which approved its financial accounts.

Spanish media reports that the 57-year-old lawyer, whose four-year mandate was set to expire in 2010, will be temporarily replaced by the defending Spanish champion's vice president Vicente Boluda Fos until fresh elections are held in June.