Months of domestic unrest will crescendo Sunday when Albania holds municipal elections – or not. The opposition plans to boycott, and the president has said the vote is canceled. Meanwhile, the government remains committed to this important democratic test.

In the Philippines, 43,500 candidates are vying for around 18,000 congressional and local posts in Monday’s elections. The outcome could show if President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian-style leadership still has popular support.