The departure of Bolivia's Evo Morales is a defeat for autocracy, but may not be a gain for democracy.
Democracy is still working in some parts of South America, with elections in Argentina and Uruguay yielding results in line with expectations.
Bolivia's opposition gets very close to forcing the incumbent president to a second round, but not quite close enough.
Elections in Argentina and Uruguay will test the strength of South America's shift back to the left.
Bolivia's presidential election features competing claims of victory, a cliffhanger count and a president who shouldn't be on the ballot in the first place.
Rounding up some recent electoral news from El Salvador, Macedonia, Belgium, the United States and Latvia.
The current duopoly of power looks like being broken in El Salvador on Sunday, as voters look for someone who can break the cycle of gang violence.
Venezuela's authoritarian regime is tottering at last, but many on the left who should know better are trying to shore it up.
Looking back on the key elections of 2018 reveals an intriguing mix, with democracy recording some notable wins as well as losses.
Brazil heads into dangerous waters with the election of an authoritarian president.