A fourth general election seems to be heading its way in Spain.
Prime Minister Socialist Pedro Sánchez appears to have failed in a bid to formalise a stable Government.
Today Sánchez failed, after a weekend of visiting Southern Spain devastated towns by helicopter to break the deadlock of Aprils inconclusive vote and now it looks like Spain will return to the ballot box in November.
Sánchez currently an acting Prime Minister fails to form a Government of a majority of the 350 seat congress.
On Tuesday night, after two days of talks with party leaders, King Felipe announced that he would not be putting forward a candidate to stand as prime minister as none was likely to win an investiture debate in congress.
Barring any breakthroughs, parliament is expected to be dissolved on Monday and a general election held on 10 November.
After the kings announcement Sánchez put the blame for the new elections firmly on his political opponents and appealed to Spaniards to back the PSOE ( his party) once again in November.
““It has been impossible to fulfil the mandate given to us by the Spanish people on 28 April,” he said. “There is no majority in congress that guarantees the formation of a government, which pushes us to a repeat election on 10 November.”