Spanish general election: What the papers say

Spanish general election: What the papers say
Archive photo of a man reading a Spanish newspaper. Photo: AFP
Spain's newspapers handed a decisive victory to Rajoy on Monday morning.

The day after Spain's second general election in six months, the country's newspapers have given Rajoy and his conservative PP a decisive victory.

Spain's most read and left-leaning El País newspaper: “The PP gains strength and the leftist bloc loses ground.

“Rajoy promises to speak to all parties and claim his right to govern.” / “Ciudadanos are the main victims of the new elections.” 

Conservative-leaning El Mundo: Spaniards give Rajoy another chance

“Podemos and the United Left fail, losing a million votes.” 

Right wing ABC: Spain wants Rajoy to govern

“Podemos and the United Left fail to surpass the PSOE, even though (Socialist leader) Sánchez does even worse.”

La Razón (right wing): Triumph of Rajoy

“Rajoy to talk with leaders of all other parties today.”

La Vanguardia (Catalan newspaper): Rajoy gains strength and Podemos fail to surpass the PSOE

“Euphoria in Calle Genove.” (The street where the PP headquarters is located.) 

El Periódico: Rajoy wins

“The PP increases its majority at the expense of Ciudadanos.” 

El Correo chose a photograph of the PP leader kissing his wife: Rajoy claims his ‘right to govern’ after decisive victory for PP


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