If only the debate about (neo)liberalism was as intellectually engaged as the debate about socialism.
A left-right contest in Colombia puts in question the country's economic future and the continuation of the peace deal with its left-wing rebels.
A new separatist premier is elected in Catalonia, by the narrowest of margins. He seems unlikely to win any friends in Madrid.
With the ruling party in disarray, the opposition edges towards power in Armenia.
People power succeeds in forcing Armenia's prime minister from office after a week of protests; fresh elections are on the cards.
This week's electoral news is from Paraguay, Turkey, Cuba, the United States and the United Kingdom.