Israel's second election for the year has failed to solve the problem thrown up by the last one, but it has put Benjamin Netanyahu more on the defensive.
Spain's politicians have failed to agree on a new government, sending their country back to the polls. Benjamin Netanyahu could tell them that that's a risky strategy.
Tunisia's democracy remains intact, with a conservative law professor and a populist media baron winning through to the second round of the presidential election.
The year's second Israeli election is to be held tomorrow, with the issues substantially unchanged from the first one. A dominant far right deals with an assortment of challengers plus its own internal divisions.
Turkey's president has his wings clipped in a re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election, showing again that voters don't like sore losers.
A suspicious death in custody ends the unfortunate life of Egypt's first and only elected president.
A swag of election results from Indonesia, Israel, Ukraine and North Macedonia.
Change in the Middle East didn't finish with the Arab Spring. Algeria's president resigned this week, and his counterparts in Sudan and Turkey are under threat.
Your guide to what to watch for on the electoral front in 2019.
Looking back on the key elections of 2018 reveals an intriguing mix, with democracy recording some notable wins as well as losses.