In a sense, Australia's electoral system got the right result at the weekend. But it's important to understand how it shapes the nature of our politics.
The rate of increase in pre-poll voting, while still impressive, is slowing down. But it's going to be enough to create headaches on election night.
Pro-independence forces make gains in New Caledonia, but they do not command a majority and their opponents are moving away from compromise.
Australia's enthusiasm for early voting shows no sign of abating. In a roundabout way, that might be good news for the government.
Two-thirds of a million Australians have already voted, a fortnight before election day. Is that a problem, and should we maybe have a discussion about it?
Spain's Socialist prime minister looks to have made the right decision in calling a snap election, but victory is by no means assured.
Australia reformed its Senate voting system in 2016, partly in order to counter the multiplicity of candidates and tickets. How successful has that been?
Final results from the New South Wales state election show the Liberal Democrats missing out on an upper house seat, for interesting reasons.
In the weekend's other big election, Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday, hoping for a peaceful transition out of military rule.
If we debate compulsory voting, or other electoral matters, what other countries should Australia compare itself with?