Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Partido Popular wins 50 seats in the Andalucian autonomous community elections, giving them the biggest number of seats but not an absolute majority - the PSOE (Spanish Socialists) did better than expected with 47 seats and could form left-wing coalition with Izquierda Unida, which won 12 seats; The Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores has suspended the trading of Caixabank and Banca Cívica shares in light of the planned take-over by the former of the latter; Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has arrived in Seoul for his first international conference in which US president Barack Obama is taking part.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas says that he will create a Catalan treasury department if discussions with Madrid over a new fiscal agreement do not come to fruition; Yesterday's Barcelona Marathon saw 16,200 cross the finish line after the 42-kilometre road race - it is now the fourth biggest marathon in Europe; First studies into transit at Plaça de Glòries support the plan of Trias for the square.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Participants in human towers (castellers) have been prohibited from displaying advertising on their clothing, following a meeting of the Coordinadora de Colles Castelleres; Fifty thousand people in Palma de Mallorca take to the streets in support of the Catalan language and in defiance of the governing Partido Popular.