As we approach the Christmas break there are plenty of items left in the hamper to keep you reading the Financial Times.
First, there are election results to digest, starting with Egypt. Sitting President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to be a shoo-in, largely, say opposition candidates, because of problems they have had getting heard.
Potential vote-rigging is the biggest concern for this week’s other presidential ballot, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, whose citizens go to the polls on Wednesday.
In the UK, Tuesday is the deadline for the recall petition for MP Peter Bone, potentially triggering another difficult by-election for the Tories. Home secretary James Cleverly will that day be grilled by peers on his Rwanda asylum deal.
Read more about the political and economic week here.