October 5 – October 11, 2015

Belarusian opposition loses its appeal

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Belarusian opposition loses its appeal

Independent experts have summed up the preliminary results of the presidential campaign, including the outcome of the debates on Belsat TV Channel. Most of them believe that the part of the opposition, which has chosen the ‘boycott’ strategy, has lost its potential as a generator of changes in the country by narrowing its audiences to the social networks. Participation strategy has been recognised as a more successful approach, so as the campaign by the only democratic candidate Tatsiana Karatkevich. However, experts treat this strategy with a share of scepticism too, since it still has to build its potential – human, organisational and seek for greater support in society.

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