Czechia holds the second round of its presidential election, while Slovakia is set for an early election of uncertain date.
Australia Day reminds us that national unity cannot be manufactured artificially, a lesson also illustrated by the story of the last king of Greece.
Should we be concerned about falling fertility rates? A look back at the debate of 2005-07.
France's Socialists again find themselves split down the middle over their leadership and the direction it should take.
New Zealand is in for change at the top - certainly in coming days, and quite probably again in October.
The head of France's Socialist Party has been forced to a second round in his quest for re-election, with his policy of co-operation with the far left at issue.
Poland's right-wing government moves towards peace with the European Union over rule-of-law issues. Israel is moving fast in the other direction.
The year's first European election will choose a new Czech president, replacing Trumpist incumbent Miloš Zeman.
The case for parliamentary government has been strengthened, not weakened, by the recent troubles in Brazil and the United States.
A top-ten list of major elections for you to plan your year around.