Our regular look at election news around the world. This month, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Kuwait and the Netherlands.
Category: Central and South Asia
Death of a scoundrel
The death in exile of Pakistan's General Musharraf reminds us of the foolishness of a foreign policy based on disdain for democracy.
Loose ends for Christmas
Tying up some electoral loose ends as we head into the holiday season.
November electoral roundup
This month's roundup of world electoral news covers the United States, Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Equatorial Guinea.
Gerontocracy marches on
India's Congress Party has a new leader, but it's far from clear that he can provide the dynamism needed in difficult times.
Mauritius stakes a claim
Mauritius highlights its territorial dispute with the UK, and a BBC report showcases the virtues of a free press.
Putin on two fronts
Just as he's busy with a game of bluff with the west over Ukraine, Vladimir Putin finds himself distracted by a crisis in Kazakhstan.
December electoral roundup, part 1
The first of a two-part update on recent electoral news. Today Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines and Austria.
No surprise in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan's halting program of liberalisation results in a presidential election that's not much improvement on its predecessor.
Taliban in Central America
Afghanistan isn't the only place where an anti-American autocracy has picked up where it left off. Nicaragua has already been there.