The opinion polls get things badly wrong in Ecuador. A runoff will decide the presidency, but it's not yet clear who the candidates will be.
Myanmar's military uses baseless claims of election fraud to seize power. It sounds much too familiar for comfort.
After a corruption scandal removed its predecessor Estonia has a new government, this time without the participation of the far right.
Yet another judgement goes against Britain over the Chagos islands, raising awkward questions about the west's allegiance to international law.
In a rather counter-intuitive result of Brexit, Gibraltar is set for greater integration with Spain and the rest of the European Union.
Ten years on from the Arab Spring, Joe Biden has the task of trying to pick up the pieces of American policy in the Middle East. It won't be easy, but there are a few hopeful signs.
A one-sided presidential election in Portugal, and a postponed (or possibly not) regional poll in Catalonia.
Another government crisis in Italy, but the government manages to hang on, this time by staring down a rogue centrist leader.
As Joe Biden assumes office, the most important thing for him and his supporters to understand is that Donald Trump did not appear from nowhere. The politics of which he is a symptom has a history and will not go disappear of itself.
A monthly feature summarising some recent electoral news. Today Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, Uganda and Germany.