And the news is good for the right-leaning Partido Popular (PP), which is currently out of office at the national level.
According to the latest results, the party was ahead of the Socialists by a small but decisive margin across the board.
The most outstanding result for the PP was in the Madrid region, where Esperanza Aguirre managed to further increase the party’s lead in the regional parliament.
Which is bad news for the Castro brothers, who loath the no-nonsense Ms Aguirre with a passion because of her open support for democratic change in Cuba.
The president of the Madrid region infuriated the regime last December when she questioned why a Spanish public hospital was sending special medicines to the ailing 80-year-old dictator when ordinary Cubans were not allowed such privileges.