Italy's broad-based government has shifted the balance of power within the country's right, in a way that may have much broader consequences.
As the Trumpists continue their campaign on "election fraud", politicians from both sides are in denial about the seriousness of the threat to American democracy.
Donald Trump's preferred candidate loses a by-election in Texas, but that doesn't necessarily tell us anything about his influence in the Republican Party.
Sweden's centre-left prime minister returns to office following a narrow escape, but his coalition has been badly weakened in advance of next year's election.
Democrats choose their candidate for mayor of New York in America's biggest experiment yet with preferential voting.
Most of Europe's far-right parties agree on a declaration of policy towards the EU. Could it be a step towards bigger things?
Another British by-election produces a narrow Labour victory, with the odious George Galloway playing a spoiler role.
The Liberal Democrats win a by-election in southern England, raising again the hopes of realignment that have been dashed many times before.
Initial efforts by the Biden presidency to fend off threats to democracy in the United States are not going so well. Perhaps it's time to try a new angle.
Israel finally gets a new government, and both it and the rest of the world can start to confront the legacy of Benjamin Netanyahu.