An election on Sunday in the small German state of Thuringia may have big implications for European politics.
Elections in Argentina and Uruguay will test the strength of South America's shift back to the left.
Switzerland's Greens break into the top four, staking a claim to a share of executive power in a way that seems to represent a Europe-wide trend.
Canada's radically unreformed electoral system gets the right result for once, at least in its broad outline.
Bolivia's presidential election features competing claims of victory, a cliffhanger count and a president who shouldn't be on the ballot in the first place.
Canada's Liberal government seeks re-election tonight. As usual, its main task is to beat the electoral system.
Switzerland goes to the polls on Sunday, but its unusual yet effective constitutional structure shields it from some of the normal incidents of democracy.
Election news from around the world. This week Afghanistan, Tunisia, Mozambique and Austria.
Poland's strongman wins re-election, despite the fact that the opposition won more votes.
Polish voters have the opportunity tomorrow either to deliver a check to the worldwide campaign to wind back liberal democracy, or to give it further momentum.