A boycott by the pro-independence forces in New Caledonia produces an overwhelming victory for their opponents and a complete failure to advance towards a solution.
New Caledonia's independence referendum on Sunday is a foregone conclusion, since only one side is planning to turn out. The difficult question is what happens next.
New Zealand's centre-right opposition party chooses a new leader, with a difficult but by no means impossible task ahead of him.
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.