Democrats go to a 51-49 Senate majority with a win in the Georgia runoff, leaving the Republican Party to face its Trumpist demons.
Independent candidates in the Victorian election fell well below expectations. That allowed the Liberal Party a modest recovery in its heartland, in contrast to the disaster at federal level.
Jiang Zemin, dead at 96, became a powerful leader of China through his ability to position himself between liberals and conservatives.
The composition of the new United States Congress is settled, with the exception of a Senate seat to be fought out next week.
The arrival in power of Anwar Ibrahim is a product of Malaysia's fractured party system but is also an inspiring personal story.
Saturday's Victorian election showed the Liberal Party's failure to learn the lessons of history – even its own history.
Independents and minor parties had a field day at this year's federal election; it's not clear that the Victorian election will suit them quite so well.
Victoria's Labor government looks less assured of re-election than it did a few months ago, but its opposition still faces a mammoth task.
This month's roundup of world electoral news covers the United States, Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Equatorial Guinea.
An unexpectedly close election in Malaysia produces an uncertain outcome.