A review of the year's most interesting elections and whether they show us any general trends.
A semi-regular feature, with news this week from Turkmenistan, Mauritania, Madagascar, Thailand and Austria.
Mali's government unexpectedly sends armed soldiers to arrest a former coup leader, something that probably should happen more often.
The week's election updates from Chile, the Maldives, Germany and the Czech Republic.
The continuing saga of the attempts to elect a new president in the Maldives.
A more or less regular feature. This week, updates from Germany, Austria, the Maldives, Luxembourg, Georgia and the Czech Republic.
A controversial verdict from Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal has led to violent protests. The background is a complex mixture of war, religion and politics.
Tying up some loose ends from recent electoral events, plus an advance look at next month's Iranian election.
There were no big surprises in Pakistan's election, but the peaceful transfer of power to Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League is itself a major step towards modernisation.
Pakistan votes tomorrow in an election that, for all its violence and unpredictability, marks an important milestone on the democratic road.