Four results with conflicting lessons, in Australia, France, Spain and Colombia.
Collaboration between centre-right and far right is being put to the test in a major regional election in Spain.
Just as the international community is trying to halt the military occupation of Ukraine, Spain is moving towards recognition of a previous illicit conquest.
Your monthly update of electoral news around the world: features Costa Rica, Australia, Spain and Switzerland.
Catalonia's jailed independence leaders are to be released, in the first step towards possible reconciliation. Nationalist leaders – and their voters – are not happy.
A new refugee crisis erupts as a move in a diplomatic battle between Spain and Morocco.
A snap election yields a big win for Madrid's centre-right government, while Scotland's nationalists are seeking a mandate for another bid for independence.
Catalonia's pro-independence parties win a majority without having to rely on the distortions in the electoral system. A general swing to the left also opens up other possibilities.
In a rather counter-intuitive result of Brexit, Gibraltar is set for greater integration with Spain and the rest of the European Union.
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.