Our monthly roundup of election news covers Kenya, Canada, Brazil and Austria.
A president narrowly returned in Angola, a high-profile loss in Alaska and the draft constitution goes down in Chile.
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.
A regular feature: this month, news from Kenya, Kuwait, Senegal and Canada, plus an update on a Washington story.
Vice-president William Ruto has a narrow lead in Kenya's presidential election, but it may not be enough to avoid the country's first ever runoff.
Kenya is yet to embrace generational change, with the front-runner for president making his fifth attempt at the age of 77.
Just as the international community is trying to halt the military occupation of Ukraine, Spain is moving towards recognition of a previous illicit conquest.
Mauritius highlights its territorial dispute with the UK, and a BBC report showcases the virtues of a free press.
The electoral year ends with Libya's presidential election postponed again, in a symptom of the country's failure of governance.
Part two of this month's update, including news from Romania, Sweden, Honduras and Gambia.