Russia votes on Sunday to elect another tame parliament for Vladimir Putin, although his party looks like having a reduced majority.
If the polls are right, Norway's Labour Party is set to return to government after eight years in opposition.
There's a new political crisis in Romania to accompany the existing long-running one in neighboring Bulgaria.
Ukraine and other former Soviet republics are celebrating 30 years of independence, but their place in the world still has elements of uncertainty.
France's two traditional parties are both struggling for relevance as they try to settle on a candidate in advance of next year's presidential election.
The political landscape in Germany has shifted quite a bit in the last four months. With a month to go until the election, there could still be more twists in the tale.
A regular feature with election news from around the world. This month, Zambia, Bulgaria, Canada and Scotland.
Poland's government is teetering after the loss of a key coalition partner. Will its divided opposition finally get its chance?
Self-described lovers of freedom seem to have a weak spot for authoritarians. Compare and contrast Queensland and Hungary.
Italy's broad-based government has shifted the balance of power within the country's right, in a way that may have much broader consequences.