King Felipe earlier this month takes Socialist Party leader Pedro Sánchez with organizing a government following the country’s most recent general elections.
Sánchez got the most votes, so it’s no surprised the King picked him to try to cobble together enough supporters.
Still, His Majesty met with numerous party leaders in his office at Zarzuela Palace before making his decision.
The King met with Laura Borrás Castanyer, who represents one of Catalonia’s main pro-independence parties. She declared her region had no King.
Borrás told the King that former Catalan President Carles Puidgemont, who is a runaway from Spanish justice, preferred him as Crown Prince. The King then said he preferred Puidgemont in his former job as mayor of Girona.