The leader of Plaid Cymru Adam Price has said that the "massive context" of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in an election where people had to choose between "continuity" or change.
Speaking to ITV Wales' Sharp End, Price said that this year's Senedd election was "an election uniquely fought against the backdrop of a pandemic."
Across the U.K., incumbent governments appeared to benefit from their handling of the coronavirus crisis.
In Scotland, the SNP won the election and gained an additional seat on 2016, while in Cymru, Labour also gained an extra seat this time round.
Price said: "When there was a choice between continuity, keeping with the party of the status quo, that's been running Wales for many many years, or change, then people in many many greater numbers voters for continuity."
Price said he could "understand" that decision, but as a result it was a "very very difficult election" to contest.