Voting in Italy's big cities shows the left in a strong position, but keeping the right out of power nationally will still be a big task.
Supporters of Hungary's freshly united opposition flock to the polls to choose candidates to take on their authoritarian government.
The Philippines' controversial president changes his mind about running for vice-president next year. Is he really ready for retirement?
In the wake of the German election the country's Greens and Liberals have begun the search for a common program.
Canada's unnecessary election wraps up, with a status quo result and the usual gross disproportion between what voters wanted and what they got.
An easy guide to understanding the German electoral system.
Analysis and interpretation of German election results as they appear.
Germany finally faces its post-Merkel future, with Sunday's election looking fairly clear in its general shape but highly uncertain in its consequences.
Iceland's election on Saturday is a confused affair, with up to nine parties likely to win seats, but it also foreshadows some of the themes of the German election the following day.
Results and analysis from four big recent elections: Norway, California, Russia and Canada.