The case for parliamentary government has been strengthened, not weakened, by the recent troubles in Brazil and the United States.
Category: Latin America
Loose ends for Christmas
Tying up some electoral loose ends as we head into the holiday season.
Peruvian democracy fights back
An attempted coup by Peru's president is frustrated by an impressive display of institutional resilience.
Lula wins it
Brazil swings back to the left, but with a narrow margin that leaves the new president very little room for error.
Showdown in Brazil
A runoff in Brazil pits a badly flawed democrat against the incumbent authoritarian.
Weekend results, part 1
Brazil's presidential election is rather closer than expected, and a poor result for the opinion polls. Meanwhile, the electoral system disenfranchises a lot of voters in Latvia.
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil and Bulgaria all go to the polls on Sunday.
September electoral roundup
Our monthly roundup of election news covers Kenya, Canada, Brazil and Austria.
Results on three continents
A president narrowly returned in Angola, a high-profile loss in Alaska and the draft constitution goes down in Chile.
Chile and Colombia
Chile votes on a new constitution, while Colombia sets out a path to drug legalisation.