Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is seeking re-election for a second term – but if the polls are right, he could lose to an actor who plays a fictional president.
Reading suggestions for what's left of your weekend.
Election news from Thailand and three countries in eastern Europe.
Britain's House of Commons votes to seize the initiative from the hapless Theresa May, signalling a bad setback for the hard Brexiters.
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?