When Die Linke joins the Social Democrats as junior partner, its vote drops; the reason is simple: the left abandons its role as fighting opposition.
ANC's Communist Party partners say voters were clear: Don't assume your struggle credentials will forever act as an excuse for arrogance and predatory behavior.
Turnbull's Coalition only secured 42 percent of the popular vote and Labor 35 percent. An unprecedented 23 percent of voters rejected both major parties.
The next few years will be filled with opportunity, as well as danger. Anti-austerity forces are beginning to resist the "troika." But so, too, are parties on the right.
Unity continues to elude the Spanish left, even with a re-do of the 2015 elections.
What were the issues culminating in this victory? The Left Democratic Front fought for the wages and living conditions of Kerala's workers and peasants.
A failure by the left to unite will open the door for Europe's resurgent far right, whose xenophobia and racism have gained ground all over the continent.
A broad left coalition in the Andean nation asked supporters to help defeat a right-wing extremist.
Most alarming, since Germany is the strongest, most central European country, is the strength of its far-right Alternative for Germany.
Elections have just concluded after a campaign dominated by the issue of reunification between the island's Greek and Turkish communities.