This paper analyzes and compares three key elections that have been selected among the many held in 2019 in Africa. Countries have been chosen according to the demographic and geographical relevance of the countries and their impact at a macro-regional level. In particular, elections in Tunisia, being the only free country in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, were believed to have a broader impact at the macro-regional level, effects which would embrace the entire Arab world, and therefore well beyond its political, demographic and economic status. South Africa and Nigeria are two continental giants and the impact of their elections speaks for itself. The elections in South Africa occurred in a well consolidated setting of cleavages and parties, which however is still evolving. This evolution deserves specific attention, in particular in the perspective of a future end of ANC dominance. Elections were held in Nigeria under the threat of terrorism and important logistical challenges. In this case too, special attention must be given to considering the interactions of ethno/regional cleavages and their impact on party consolidation. It serves as a test case for other countries as well.