2012: A year of elections

It's not just the United States: At the start of the year, CNN's Fareed Zakaria <a href='http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/30/zakaria-2012-the-year-of-elections/'>billed 2012</a> as "the year of elections." Dozens of countries would be electing new leadership, including four of the five U.N. Security Council members. Click through the gallery to see some of the more high-profile elections and their outcomes.

It's not just the United States: At the start of the year, CNN's Fareed Zakaria billed 2012 as "the year of elections." Dozens of countries would be electing new leadership, including four of the five U.N. Security Council members. Click through the gallery to see some of the more high-profile elections and their outcomes.