Contrasting election results from Sunday, with a big win for the pro-Europeans in Moldova and a tight contest for first place in Bulgaria.
Early parliamentary elections are being held in both Bulgaria and Moldova in an effort to resolve political deadlocks.
Democrats choose their candidate for mayor of New York in America's biggest experiment yet with preferential voting.
Another British by-election produces a narrow Labour victory, with the odious George Galloway playing a spoiler role.
Every vote will count in the Swedish parliament, after the centre-left government fell last week on a vote of confidence.
France's regional and departmental elections show a combination of disaffection among voters and continued allegiance to the mainstream.
This month's regular update brings electoral news from Mexico, Armenia, Algeria and Samoa.
France's regional elections have not attracted much voter interest, but they give a graphic demonstration of how much the country's party system has changed in five and a half years.
The Liberal Democrats win a by-election in southern England, raising again the hopes of realignment that have been dashed many times before.
Iran shifts sharply to the right, with its moderate but unsuccessful president to be replaced by a hardliner. Does that make diplomatic engagement a waste of time?