Lesson 1 : The War Room
Lesson 2 : Invoke the spectre of religious and ethnic differences, sow fear and distrust between different communities and act innocent when someone notices a racist election campaign has just been fought.
Lesson 3 : See above: Act innocent when a party hack has been noticed defrauding the government and diverting the money to party coffers.
Lesson 4 : All that argument and debate can be very tiring. How about using government thought police to target your political opponents and just shut them up. Call it 'hate' and prosecute their asses.
Lesson 5 : Who needs elections anyway? Just take power already.