Convergence and Union (CiU) won a plurality in the city of Barcelona with 29.43%, followed by PP (14.86%), ERC (13.07%), PSC (12.19%), ICV-EUiA (11,96%), Ciutadans (8.24%) and the CUP (3.95%). The nationalistic coalition came first in 9 out of 10 districts, while PSC won a plurality in Nou Barris, in the city’s NW. CiU‘s best records were in the high and upper middle class districts of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (45.34%), Les Corts (37.87%) and Eixample (36.55%); the lowest record was in Nou Barris (15.23%). In comparison with 2010 CiU lost 6.91% and more than 21,000 votes.
The People’s Party (PP) came second in the city as a whole with best performances in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (20.62%), Les Corts (18.65%) and Nou Barris (18.66%). The conservative party which governs Spain nowadays has good results both in the rich neighborhoods and in working-class districts with a high percentage of immigrant population coming from other regions of Spain. However, the party has a problem with the Catalan middle classes, which traditionally tend to be ‘catalanist’ or nationalist. PP‘s worst result was in Gràcia (10.04%). The Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) came third in the city and second in the districts of Gràcia (16.78%) and Sants-Montjüic (15.56%) with lowest records in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (7.73%) and Nou Barris (9.27%), though in the latter district ERC raised from 3,000 to 7,000 votes (CiU lost 4,600). The Catalan socialists (PSC), which governed the city for three decades, performed poorly in many city districts. In Sarriá-Sant Gervasi, the district with the highest income, the catalan socialists only got 4.57% coming in 6th place; in the upper-middle class districts of Eixample and Les Corts PSC didn’t reach 10%, as well in the middle-class catalanist Gràcia. PSC‘s best records were in the working-class district of Nou Barris (22.17%) and Horta-Guinardó (15.34%). The leftist coalition formed by Initiative for Catalonia Greens (ICV) and the United and Alternative Left (EUiA, IU’s Catalan branch), came second and had its best results in Sant Martí and Ciutat Vella (14.7%), whereas in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (5.62%) and Les Corts (7.76%) polled below 10%. Ciutadans (C’s), a party opposed to Catalan nationalism and ideologically social-liberal, performed pretty well both in Nou Barris (10.7% and 5th) and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi (9.46% and 3rd) while the CUP (Candidatures of Popular Unity), a far-left anti-capitalist and independentist group which concurred to Catalan elections by the first time, performed better in Gràcia (6.33%) and Ciutat Vella (6.25%).