I've managed to become elected Speaker of CMHoC, and setting up my new team will take some time. Additionally, in February, I need dental work done that will take me out of commission either way. I will still try to get regular posts out during this time however.
The next major election is in March, when, on the 4th, Italy goes to the polls. On the 17th, South Australia votes, and on the 18th, Russia votes for President.
I'm also keeping an eye, as always, on various other countries. In Japan the Democrats are starting to move, as I expected, but many are moving more towards KnT, which could allow it to take on the official opposition if successful. In Israel, polling shows a broad centre-left alliance of Yesh Atid, Zionist Union, Meretz, and Kulunu would take between 55-58 seats, just shy of a majority, so I am keeping an eye on if these parties could increase their vote share in the run up to the next election.
The Italian election is potentially going to be very interesting with a possible minority government and a simply chaotic situation.
Updates to follow