In the Barcelona news today, the stories are dominated by the results of yesterday's Spanish general elections:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Mariano Rajoy is to be the next Spanish prime minister, following his PP party's triumph at yesterday's poll, which saw them win their biggest ever absolute majority; Ibex stock exchange reacts to election result with small fall on opening this morning; Socialist candidate Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba assumes full responsibility for party's historically poor showing, and calls for a party congress to choose a new leadership.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The main candidate for Catalan party Convergència i Unió hailed the success of his party yesterday as a victory for its proposal for a new financial agreement with Madrid—CiU has become the dominant party in Catalunya for the first time, with 16 seats (up from 10) in the Spanish congress, compared to the Catalan Socialists' 14 (down from 25) and Partido Popular's 11; The cost of Spanish debt has risen slightly this morning in the light of the election results.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Various local parties benefit from the collapse in support for the Spanish Socialist party: in the Basque country, new party Amaiur achieves seven seats and its own parliamentary group; joint left-wing group of parties, Izquierda-Unida increases its representation five-fold (from two seats to 11) and recovers its own parliamentary group; Unión Progreso y Democracia saw its number of seats rise from one to five in its second general elections, but didn't achieve quite enough votes (the required five percent) to have its own parliamentary group.