An easy guide to understanding the German electoral system.
Blogging resumes with a good news story, as Samoa's new government is finally allowed to take office.
This month's regular update brings electoral news from Mexico, Armenia, Algeria and Samoa.
France opts for an early date for New Caledonia's next vote on independence. That accords with the wishes of the anti-independence forces, but their task remains a difficult one.
A constitutional crisis in Samoa has so far failed to attract much support for democracy from the Australian government.
A regular feature. This month, electoral news from Samoa, Ethiopia, Chad and Bulgaria.
This month our regular electoral roundup brings news from Greenland, Samoa, Georgia and Western Australia.
The supporters of independence win a majority in the New Caledonia government for the first time. Change is on the way, although the underlying balance of power is not all that it might seem.
A tumultuous year comes to an end with incumbent governments generally doing well and democracy managing to weather some storms.
Election news from around the world. Today, New Zealand, Seychelles, Lithuania and Tanzania.