Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with King Felipe at Marivent Palace in Mallorca today.
The premier has regular meetings with the King, including during the Royal Family’s public vacation in the Mediterranean island.
The King and prime minister likely discussed the ongoing political impasse keeping Spain’s main parties from forming a government.
King Felipe told media outlets he hopes political parties can form a government and the country can avoid new elections.
His Majesty made the comments to media outlets following his public vacation in the Balearic Island of Mallorca.
Over the weekend, the King presided over the awards ceremony of the King’s Cup regatta.
The King also met with local officials, including Balearic Islands President Francina Armengol.
Members of the Spanish Royal Family stay at the Marivent Palace in Mallorca but hold public audiences at the Almudaina Palace.
King Felipe traveled to Tunisia briefly late last month to mourn the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi.
His Majesty met with local leaders and heads of state from around the region for the ceremonies.
Spain works to keep close ties with North African countries near its territory, including Tunisia and Morocco.