Ross Perot was an eccentric and pathbreaking figure, but it's not entirely fair to see him as a proto-Trump.
Greece's centre-right wins a clear majority, courtesy of the electoral system rather than the voters.
Greece looks ready to shift back to the centre-right in Sunday's election. Its party system is yet to recover from the damage done by the financial crisis.
The centre-left seems to have missed out on getting its candidate up as the EU's next head of government, but its parliamentary position is stronger than it might look.
Malcolm Turnbull may have had a hypothetical constitutional manoeuvre to block Peter Dutton, but would the same trick work against Boris Johnson?
Australia was supposed to be part of a centre-left revival, but it didn't work out that way. Only so much blame can be attached to the electoral system.
Denmark gets a centre-left government after the right was defeated in this month's election, but the Social Democrats' performance was less than stellar.
The arrival of a Social Democrat-led government in Finland is an occasion to look more generally at the decline and possible revival of the centre-left.
Turkey's president has his wings clipped in a re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election, showing again that voters don't like sore losers.
With Britain's Conservative Party about to choose a new leader, there is a distinct lack of suspense. We know who it will be, and we know what a difficult task he will face.