Turkey's autocratic president wins re-election and a legislative majority, but the country remains deeply divided.
Sunday's election in Turkey is probably the last chance to arrest its slide into authoritarianism. Polls suggest it could be very close.
Lebanon's long-delayed general election is a poor result for its prime minister, but he may still contrive to keep his job.
With the ruling party in disarray, the opposition edges towards power in Armenia.
People power succeeds in forcing Armenia's prime minister from office after a week of protests; fresh elections are on the cards.
This week's electoral news is from Paraguay, Turkey, Cuba, the United States and the United Kingdom.
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Election news from around the world. This week: Costa Rica, Egypt, Sierra Leone and New Caledonia.
Catalonia has no chance of getting a credible vote for independence this week. Kurdistan has already got one, but it's not doing it much good.
As Turkish membership of the EU disappears from the agenda, Angela Merkel can at least claim the virtue of consistency. But it remains a major policy failure.