The newspaper, Público tried to take on El País when it was launched in 2007. It was aimed at a young audience but also found favour with the older generation. However, it was too close to the socialist administration of the former prime minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero for the newspaper El País and so they were rivals.
Público apparently needs 9m Euros to continue printing and has failed to find an investor willing to put up that sort of money. Sunday’s edition could be the last one. It will continue online though in a web based version.
There is now only one left wing national newspaper. With four titles representing the right wing, it looks like the Conservative PP have won not only the general election but also the voice to the nation.