Another Balkan election on Sunday, with Albania's two-term government facing an uncertain fate.
This month our regular electoral roundup brings news from Greenland, Samoa, Georgia and Western Australia.
Russia's president no longer has a friend in the White House, but his strategic aims, such as they are, remain the same. Joe Biden faces the challenge of how to respond.
Andrew Peacock was a flawed Liberal leader, but it is not mere nostalgia to think that he was a great deal more admirable than most of his successors.
The momentum for marijuana legalisation in the United States now seems unstoppable, but the lessons may not generalise to other countries and other issues.
A fragmented presidential election in Peru sends two extremist candidates into the runoff, far left against far right.
Preventing prisoners from voting in the United States has some strange effects on the workings of the electoral system. Australia is more fortunate in that regard, as a current round of redistributions illustrates.
South American neighbors Ecuador and Peru vote on Sunday in contrasting presidential elections.
Robert Walpole, Britain's first prime minister, is an under-appreciated figure. Three hundred years after he took office, the contrast with his most recent successor is quite illuminating.
Bulgaria's prime minister suffers a major setback in parliamentary elections, but the shape of a government that could replace him is unclear, to say the least.