It's not just Queensland: the transcaucasian nation of Georgia also goes to the polls tomorrow, with a reformed electoral system and a revitalised opposition.
A surprise first-round victory in Bolivia is something of an embarrassment for both left and right. [Updates added with further counting.]
New Zealanders show that proportional representation doesn't mean you can't deliver clear results, as Jacinda Ardern's Labour government wins a landslide victory.
Control of the House of Representatives will be an interesting issue in next month's US election: not in the usual way, but because of its strange potential role in choosing a president.
Greece's Golden Dawn is found to be a criminal organisation after a drawn-out trial of its leaders. There's a lesson there for the rest of us.
The Spanish courts take a hand again on the Catalan issue, making compromise less likely and adding to the woes of the embattled prime minister.
Italy went to the polls at the weekend for a referendum and a number of regional elections. Results are mixed, but from the government's point of view could have been a lot worse.
Both national and state-by-state polling in the US are telling the same story: the Democrats have a clear lead, and if it holds up then regional differences won't matter.
A delayed and easy-to-miss election in Tasmania results in the independents being reduced to a minority in the upper house for the first time.
South Australia's Liberal government wants to change the state's electoral system to its own advantage. But it also happens to be the right thing to do.