Election news from around the world. This week: Costa Rica, Egypt, Sierra Leone and New Caledonia.
A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.
An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.
New Zealand copied its democratic electoral system from Germany, but also copied its least democratic and now pointless feature.
New Zealand's National Party government appears to have been returned, but it will have to deal with the populists to be sure of a majority.
Tomorrow's New Zealand election is too close to call, but the centre-right government looks to have its nose in front.
New Zealand votes on the same weekend as Germany, with some interesting similarities and contrasts.
Norway's government is returned, partly due to the electoral system. Next stop, New Zealand and Germany.
A chaotic election in Papua New Guinea represents, among other things, the failings of Australian colonialism.
Julie Bishop visits Fiji, apparently finding no cause for concern in a military ruler approaching ten years in office. And we wonder why voters seem to be giving up on democracy.