Spain's politicians have failed to agree on a new government, sending their country back to the polls. Benjamin Netanyahu could tell them that that's a risky strategy.
Britain's divided House of Commons is unlikely to survive much longer, but a replacement may not end up making things any clearer.
It's a day for commemoration, since this is our thousandth blog post, and a murder in central France 600 years ago should not be forgotten.
Britain won't be going to the polls next month, but it still looks as if an election can't be long delayed.
Italy gets a new government (with its old prime minister), as the centre-left links up with the populists, but Spain seems unable to pull off the same deal.
Elections in two German states this weekend provide another opportunity for pundits to fret about the rise of the far right. So far, however, the centre-right is holding firm.
An ominous anniversary in Europe, in a year rather full of them. There may still be lessons to learn.
Australia's constitution is difficult to amend, and that's not a bad thing. But resistance to change is far from uniform.
Italy looks to be heading towards a coalition of some sort between the populists and the centre-left. Will Silvio Berlusconi join in?
Britain could be headed for a constitutional crisis that can be likened to that of 1975 in Australia. But the differences are more revealing than the similarities.