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?
Armenia's prime minister puts his job on the line in an early election. Meanwhile, Iran's rulers look like securing a hard-line president and possible successor for the supreme leader.
Peru's presidential elections always seem to be close, and Sunday's was no exception.
France opts for an early date for New Caledonia's next vote on independence. That accords with the wishes of the anti-independence forces, but their task remains a difficult one.
Germany's centre-right finally gets some good news, with big gains in a state election at the expense of both far left and far right.