There's a mood for change in Australia, but it's not yet certain that it's different elements will mesh together well enough to unseat the Morrison government.
Australia's right-wing government is seeking re-election, and hoping that it can out-perform the opinion polls as it did last time.
France's new prime minister represents a tilt towards the left, but the president still seems determined to occupy the middle ground.
The war in Ukraine has led to a wave of strategic rethinking in Europe, with ripple effects in a German state election at the weekend.
A monthly feature: today, updates from Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Schleswig-Holstein and South Ossetia.
France's notoriously fractious left-of-centre parties have found a new unity to contest the legislative election, but there are some disturbing implications.
The Philippine presidential election seems a foregone conclusion, with the late dictator's son holding a big lead in the polls.
Elections in Britain overnight will be watched for their broader political implications, especially in Brexit-plagued Northern Ireland.
The only route to a sustainable peace in Ukraine is Ukrainian military victory.
France re-elects its centrist president with a comfortable majority, but still has to decide how much legislative power to entrust him with.