Germany's centre-left has chosen a moderate to lead it into next year's election. The centre-right may or may not follow suit, but both parties have similar issues to confront – as do their counterparts in other countries.
Kamala Harris, not surprisingly, gets the nod to be Joe Biden's running mate. Rarely has the vice-presidency been so important.
Trump's opponents within the Republican Party seem to be increasing not just in number, but also in their willingness to indict the party as a whole for how things have turned out.
Black conservative Herman Cain, once a proto-Trumpist presidential candidate, succumbs to the coronavirus. Perhaps it will be a wake-up call to some other Republicans.
With a former prime minister sentenced for corruption, Malaysia's government will have a difficult task in staying afloat.
Donald Trump and the Republicans bow to the coronavirus inevitable and decide to call off their old-style convention. It's not clear that it would have helped them much anyway.
Results from Singapore and Poland show authoritarian regimes hanging on, but not without difficulty. The big question is how they will react to near-defeat.
Emmanuel Macron chooses a new and little-known prime minister, signaling that he intends to identify the government more closely with himself.
More than four months after the February election, Ireland is heading for a coalition government – provided the Greens membership can be persuaded to go along.
Poland's delayed presidential election gets a new date, amid a government campaign to capitalise on homophobia.