Czechia holds the second round of its presidential election, while Slovakia is set for an early election of uncertain date.
Australia Day reminds us that national unity cannot be manufactured artificially, a lesson also illustrated by the story of the last king of Greece.
Poland's right-wing government moves towards peace with the European Union over rule-of-law issues. Israel is moving fast in the other direction.
The case for parliamentary government has been strengthened, not weakened, by the recent troubles in Brazil and the United States.
Fiji's original military ruler returns to power, this time as the champion of democracy. It's a cautionary tale, in which Australia has played a disreputable part.
An attempted coup by Peru's president is frustrated by an impressive display of institutional resilience.
Emmanuel Macron's prime minister survives a vote of no confidence, despite an unusual alliance of left and far right.
An update on electoral news, this months featuring Slovenia, Vanuatu, Iraq and Thailand.
Liz Truss bows out, and the Conservative Party tries changing the rules to prevent further embarrassment. But the constitutional problem runs deep.
A New Mexico court enforces the disqualification clause of the fourteenth amendment for the first time in a century. Much bigger targets may be in sight.