Spain also has a new prime minister, one who is finally able to enjoy the fruits of the election victory he seemed to have won in 2015.
After a false start, Italy's populists install their man as prime minister, but his prospects look rather uncertain.
A new separatist premier is elected in Catalonia, by the narrowest of margins. He seems unlikely to win any friends in Madrid.
This week's electoral news is from Paraguay, Turkey, Cuba, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Italy's post-election deadlock continues, as obstinacy on the centre-left raises the likelihood of the far right taking power.
Catalonia's fugitive independence leader is free again, but his cause is in as much disarray as ever.