European equities ended higher on Tuesday as investors dismissed any negative concerns surrounding a political impasse in Germany.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 rallied in afternoon trade, closing up 0.42 percent with all but five sectors finishing in positive territory.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 closed up 0.3 percent while France's CAC 40 rose 0.48 percent. In Germany, the threat of fresh elections failed to dent investor bullishness and the DAX closed 0.83 percent higher.
In peripheral markets, Spain's IBEX fell 0.32 percent.