We are gearing up for local elections this fall and the campaign signs have been plastered all over town. There are very few wall spaces in public places that do not end up covered in stickers featuring candidate faces and a party identification number. While there are two major parties that generally have power in this government, there are NUMEROUS smaller parties in this system that attempt to gain seats in the parliament. Many of the smaller parties end up forming coalitions to try to build a base of support. Pray that these fall elections would be marked by transparency and honesty – and we will be praying the same for the elections in the US this fall.