In the wake of the German election the country's Greens and Liberals have begun the search for a common program.
Canada's unnecessary election wraps up, with a status quo result and the usual gross disproportion between what voters wanted and what they got.
An easy guide to understanding the German electoral system.
Analysis and interpretation of German election results as they appear.
Germany finally faces its post-Merkel future, with Sunday's election looking fairly clear in its general shape but highly uncertain in its consequences.
Iceland's election on Saturday is a confused affair, with up to nine parties likely to win seats, but it also foreshadows some of the themes of the German election the following day.
Results and analysis from four big recent elections: Norway, California, Russia and Canada.
Only two years into his term, Canada's prime minister is chancing his luck, and as usual the electoral system has some tricks up its sleeve.
Russia votes on Sunday to elect another tame parliament for Vladimir Putin, although his party looks like having a reduced majority.
The announcement of a reform plan for Western Australia's upper house is a major step forward for democracy, although dispensing with preferential voting should also have been considered.