The New South Wales government is returned in a better-than-expected result that provides some comfort (although not much) for its federal counterpart.
In the weekend's other big election, Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday, hoping for a peaceful transition out of military rule.
The New South Wales Coalition government seeks a third term on Saturday, with the polls suggesting a very even contest.
Even after Christchurch, the Liberal Party still resists cutting ties with the far right. Don't believe anyone who tells you it's about electoral expediency.
Slovakia's political strongman is facing another defeat, with his preferred presidential candidate trailing his liberal opponent in the polls.
Czechia and Tibet: compare and contrast. Can history tell us anything about appeasement?
With Theresa May having failed to extract anything new from negotiations with the EU, Britain could be heading towards a fresh referendum – which would mean a huge disruption to the party system.
Reading suggestions for your weekend, which might be particularly helpful if you've got the day off on Monday.
If we debate compulsory voting, or other electoral matters, what other countries should Australia compare itself with?
Victorian voters took out their anger on the Liberal Party last November. Scott Morrison is desperately hoping that they've got it out of their system.