Spain's left and centre parties pay a heavy price for their failure to co-operate after the last election.
Romania's president has seen six prime ministers during his term, one of whom is now his main opponent for re-election.
Sunday's Spanish election looks unlikely to do much to resolve the mess that the country's politicians have got themselves into.
It's election day in the United States. Control of the Virginia legislature is up for grabs, together with a bunch of other things.
Three months out from the start of the US primary season, one of the top Democrat candidates has already bowed out, and another is barely hanging on.
Try yourself out on a 3-dimensional political diagnosis, and think about what this might mean for party realignment in Britain and elsewhere.
No-one is surprised to find that politicians lie. But how should the media respond when a particular side of politics inhabits an entire ecosystem of lies?
Democracy is still working in some parts of South America, with elections in Argentina and Uruguay yielding results in line with expectations.
Britain's prime minister is very close to getting the election that he wants. But why does he want it just now?
A German state delivers a majority to the extremists after a knife-edge count. Coalition-building is going to be very interesting.