A tumultuous year comes to an end with incumbent governments generally doing well and democracy managing to weather some storms.
A surprise first-round victory in Bolivia is something of an embarrassment for both left and right. [Updates added with further counting.]
A troubled country and a troubled pseudo-country both vote in presidential elections on Sunday: a first round in Bolivia and a second round in Northern Cyprus.
The health crisis threatens another postponement of the election that is supposed to return Bolivia to democracy.
Central European history is once again a factor in domestic politics. Meanwhile, there's another anniversary in the South Atlantic.
Suriname's president and former dictator loses badly at the polls, but it's not yet clear whether he'll accept the result.
Brazil's president is doing his best to make Donald Trump look moderate and responsible. He also lacks some of Trump's institutional support.
Benjamin Netanyahu is not the only head of government struggling to stay out of jail. A momentous election is being held overnight in Suriname.
An early congressional election in Peru should bring to an end a long period of constitutional tension.
The departure of Bolivia's Evo Morales is a defeat for autocracy, but may not be a gain for democracy.