Australia suddenly finds itself in something rather like a multi-party system. It may be able to learn something from countries where that is more the norm.
The war in Ukraine has led to a wave of strategic rethinking in Europe, with ripple effects in a German state election at the weekend.
A monthly feature: today, updates from Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Schleswig-Holstein and South Ossetia.
Two European elections, in Malta and the Saar, both return big results for the centre-left, although on a reduced turnout.
As its support declines, Germany's far-right party loses its last advocate of a (relatively) moderate approach.
Italy's presidential election begins today, with no clear front-runner so far. But Germany and the European parliament have both arrived at a consensus.
Germany is on the way to a new government and Sweden briefly had a new prime minister. Both cases show the need for co-operation across a broad ideological front.
News of recent election outcomes from Germany, Czechia, Japan and the United States.
In the wake of the German election the country's Greens and Liberals have begun the search for a common program.
An easy guide to understanding the German electoral system.