It may not have impinged on the consciousness of people living on other continents but in Europe there have been three elections today (Sunday, 6th May 2012). The French presidential election, now won by the socialist candidate Francois Hollande. The Greek parliamentary election, won by the conservative Nea Dimokratia, but the left-wing Syriza now having a bigger share of the vote than the socialist Pasok, who were in government. And the Serbian election, whose results I'm not so clear about.
But it shows that there is a lot of political activity over here in Europe.