Looking back on the key elections of 2018 reveals an intriguing mix, with democracy recording some notable wins as well as losses.
Cambodia's autocrat predictably wins an "election", but the international community shows little interest.
Constitutional shenanigans have led to an unnecessary early election in East Timor, but its democracy seems to be still functioning.
If Malaysia was a democracy, the opposition would already be in power. As it is, they look like missing out again.
One from the archive, as the Vietnam War recedes further into the past.
Thailand has a new constitution, but there was something less than a resounding vote of confidence in military rule.
The Philippines elect a new president on Monday, with the front-runner making many people uncomfortable.
Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.
A big win for the opposition in Myanmar/Burma, and a hung parliament in Croatia. No surprises, although some seem surprised anyway.
Myanmar/Burma votes for a new parliament, but a democratic future is by no means guaranteed.