This month's regular update brings electoral news from Mexico, Armenia, Algeria and Samoa.
France's regional elections have not attracted much voter interest, but they give a graphic demonstration of how much the country's party system has changed in five and a half years.
The Liberal Democrats win a by-election in southern England, raising again the hopes of realignment that have been dashed many times before.
Catalonia's jailed independence leaders are to be released, in the first step towards possible reconciliation. Nationalist leaders – and their voters – are not happy.
Iran shifts sharply to the right, with its moderate but unsuccessful president to be replaced by a hardliner. Does that make diplomatic engagement a waste of time?
Armenia's prime minister puts his job on the line in an early election. Meanwhile, Iran's rulers look like securing a hard-line president and possible successor for the supreme leader.
Initial efforts by the Biden presidency to fend off threats to democracy in the United States are not going so well. Perhaps it's time to try a new angle.
Israel finally gets a new government, and both it and the rest of the world can start to confront the legacy of Benjamin Netanyahu.
Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com reviews his site's performance in last year's election, with interesting results.
Peru's presidential elections always seem to be close, and Sunday's was no exception.