The elections are around the corner! Francis Loh paints a realistic picture of what’s in store for the various political parties and assesses their chances in the various types of seats. Election fever may be infectious – but realistically, on the morning after the election, what really will have changed? This is why, he says, it is important to link the electoral process to the larger struggle for broader participatory democracy. It is also important to understand the election process and be forewarned of the media’s role and hype.