I am not sure I would agree with Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal that Athens was the centre of the world on Sunday night. Or, to be more specific, that the international media centre in room 16 of Athens' Zappeion Conference and Exhibition Centre, from which Weisenthal was live-bogging the Greek election, was the centre of the world.

But there can be no doubt that an event of such magnitude has a way of making a place seem like it is, sucking in the surrounding light, energy and journalists. Certainly, of the thousands of the latter who descended upon the capital for the weekend's events, most of us would have been hard-pressed to remember that some equally world-historical elections were taking place elsewhere in the world as well.