It was a big year in elections internationally, with six of the G20 members holding electoral contests during 2014. Herewith, the most exciting for the year.
John Key's National Party has regained power in New Zealand, despite being plagued by accusations of misdeeds. But it might not be long before the scandals catch up with Key, writes NZ-based writer Giovanni Tiso.
Would lowering the voting age and installing indigenous-only Senate seats re-engage people disillusioned with Australia's political process? Perhaps, but a conservative government would never allow it.
New Zealand goes to the polls tomorrow, and it is likely to return the Key government. But there are some wildcards.
Eminem, Julian Assange and spying allegations are just some of the curious elements in the campaign for New Zealand's general elections, writes New Zealand-based Italian writer Giovanni Tiso.
New Zealanders will go to the polls in September, and another minority government is likely. But an Internet Party joint ticket could prove an interesting spanner in the works.