Few surprises this evening. The Partido Popular won by some ten percentage points and showed that it is well positioned for next year’s national elections. So far, that was pretty much in line with predicitons and pre-election day estimates. What many wanted to know was whether or not the day would be affected by the Spanish revolution crowd. It would see that the message did get out, with some 550,000 blank votes handed in, though much of the press claims that the last-minute movement had little influence on the final outcome. We’ll see what happens in the next couple of days to the concentration of protesters in the Puerta del Sol.