A president narrowly returned in Angola, a high-profile loss in Alaska and the draft constitution goes down in Chile.
Chile votes on a new constitution, while Colombia sets out a path to drug legalisation.
Thailand's military prime minister falls afoul of term limits, although the system remains heavily stacked in his favor.
The last Soviet leader leaves a legacy that will never be forgotten.
A governor-general with no discretionary power might seem to be something of a waste, but there's a widespread reluctance to inquire about it. And a republic would be unlikely to help.
Preferential voting will determine the fate of Sarah Palin, but on a broader front it could make a huge difference to the future of the Republican Party.
The secret ministries affair in Australia has thrown up important questions about the role of the governor-general. The solicitor-general's advice on the matter fails to cast much light.
Angola continues to struggle with the legacy of civil war and one-party rule, but the opposition seems to have its best chance yet for winning government.
Fifteen years after first floating the idea, Singapore moves to decriminalise homosexuality, in a sign of changing times.
Does Italy's recent experience show populists losing ground to the far right? Or is that a misunderstanding of what "populism" is all about?