The results this time round were much the same as they were last December meaning further deadlock could be on the cards.
Just days after a shock Brexit, Spaniards voted in repeat elections Sunday to decide if they too want a radical shift as promised by a far-left coalition led by Podemos.
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed regret Sunday that Britain has chosen to leave the European Union and vowed Washington will maintain close ties with the bloc
Some argue for immediate "divorce" discussions while others suggest UK should have time to reconsider.
There's no rush either, Merkel said.