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.
Gone in the same week, Malcolm Fraser and Lee Kuan Yew. Compare and contrast.
Joko Widodo will be the new president of Indonesia, but his rival – with the media's help – has succeeded in sowing doubts about his victory.
Indonesia's presidential election is being billed as a vote for or against democracy. Reformist candidate Joko Widodo seems to have a narrow edge.
Martial law is declared in Bangkok, but the government remains in place for now. The generals seem set on trying to impose some sort of compromise.
Communist neighbors China and Vietnam are at loggerheads over a long-standing territorial dispute that for practical purposes was settled 40 years ago.