Amid all the criticism that this is a radical government in league with communists , separatists and republicans, it is nice of Casa Real to remind us that, in accordance with the Spanish constitution ,
1. Pedro Sanchéz’s candidacy was proposed by the King through the President ( Speaker) of the Congress of Deputies after meetings with the different political groups .
2. After receiving the backing of a plurality of the deputies in a second round of voting, Pedro Sánchez was appointed prime minister ( presidente del gobierno) by royal decree countersigned by the president of the Congress of Deputiies ( that was actually the purpose of the audience described in the link).
In other words, in the modern Spanish constitution , the government of Spain is not “ His Majesty’s government “ as in the UK ( or perhaps in Denmark ?) , but it is clear that the King is still an integral part of the process of government formation, even when we are presented with a government where several ministers , ncluding the deputy prime minister, once refused to even meet with the King .
Constitutional monarchy is indeed extraordinary !