King Felipe is staying out of the country’s ongoing political impasse, which could lead to new elections in the coming weeks.
The King has met with the leaders of different political parties following last year’s inconclusive elections.
His Majesty last month tapped Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez to form a government, after conservative Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was unable to cobble together a coalition. Sanchez also failed to gain enough votes in parliament.
The King could suggest another candidate. But media outlets say he’s staying above the fray, at least for now.