New Zealand is in for change at the top - certainly in coming days, and quite probably again in October.
Fiji's original military ruler returns to power, this time as the champion of democracy. It's a cautionary tale, in which Australia has played a disreputable part.
Tying up some electoral loose ends as we head into the holiday season.
An update on electoral news, this months featuring Slovenia, Vanuatu, Iraq and Thailand.
Vanuatu is in better democratic shape than some of its neighbors, but today's election will still have its problems.
Papua New Guinea went to the polls last month; counting is incomplete, but the prime minister has been re-elected anyway.
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.