Spain is set for fresh elections after King Felipe announced the failure of the latest round of coalition talks.
King Felipe said no candidate to replace Mr Rajoy (caretaker PM during coalition negotiations) was possible, after parties failed to achieve a consensus on coalition rule, triggering a new vote.
Sources have indicated that fresh elections may be held on 26 June.
24 Jun 2016
Campaigning intensifies in Spanish repeat elections
Campaigning has intensified ahead of Spain's repeat parliamentary elections, scheduled for 26 June.
Opinion polls indicate that the ruling Popular Party would garner a majority of the votes.
Other parties like the Unidos Podemos, Socialists and Ciudadanos are also expected to gain a significant number of votes, and analysts predict that no party would be able to secure an overall majority.
26 Jun 2016
Spain goes to polls in repeat elections
As the four main political parties failed to form a coalition after December's general election in Spain, voters have queued up for a second attempt.
Early polls depict a repeat of the political deadlock, with the Popular Party gaining a majority of the votes, but with no outright majority for a single party rule.
Analysts say the possibility for a coalition remains slim.
27 Jun 2016
PP wins, PSOE in second place, but no majority
Spain's conservative Popular Party won a major share of the repeat parliamentary election; however, it fell short of an absolute majority.
The PSOE socialist party won the second highest number of votes.
Unidos Podemos and Ciudadanos came in third and fourth.
The new election gave 15 more seats to the PP than they won in December, and PM Mariano Rajoy sought to take office again.