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Election campaign 2020 (Archive)

The protests evolve to reduce risks of detentions as the authorities continue to tighten screws

November 23 – November 29

Anti-Fascism March on Sunday adopted a new tactic based on local communities

November 16 – November 22

Repression drives anti-Lukashenka protests and paralyses government

November 9 – November 15

Amid mounting repression, a smaller crowd attended Sunday’s march

November 2 – November 8

Rallies muster smaller crowds as the embattled Lukashenka threatens to “take no prisoners”

October 26 – November 1

In the teeth of ever-growing protests, the incumbent regime tries and fails to muster a demonstration of public support

October 19 – October 25

The authorities threaten to use lethal weapons whilst protests engage new social groups

October 12 – October 18

Amid mounting repression and protests that show no sign of abating, the Belarusian authorities pretend to initiate dialogue

October 5 – October 11

The 2020 election aftermath: no sign of protests abating

September 28 – October 4

The 2020 presidential election aftermath: 50 days of protest

September 21 – September 27

The confrontation with the current authorities is growing amid unyielding mass protests

September 14 – September 20

The 2020 presidential election aftermath: escalation of violence by the police amid swelling protests

September 7 – September 13

The aftermath of the 2020 presidential elections: protests continue, repressions mount, self-organisation strengthens, and society is becoming more polarised

August 31 – September 6

Amid ongoing protests, Lukashenka reaches out to Putin

August 24 – August 30

As protests mushroom across Belarus, Lukashenka involves the army into the standoff with society

August 17 – August 23

2020 Presidential Elections: mass protests, mass torture, and fracturing of the system

August 10 – August 16

The 2020 presidential elections: Integrity of the electoral system compromised. Voters protest

August 3 – August 9

Tsikhanouskaya continued to gather stadiums; the Security Council has shifted the burden of responsibility for the elections’ safety onto candidates and the police

July 27 – August 2

Tsikhanouskaya triumphantly campaigns in Belarusian cities; Lukashenka campaigns at military units and the CEC banns observation

July 20 – July 26

Candidates screening, repressions, and a merger of Tsikhanouskaya, Babaryka and Tsepkala HQs

July 13 – July 19

Lukashenka unfolds a large-scale campaign and state propaganda targets his principal rivals

July 6 – July 12

Belarusian authorities mount repression to prevent public protests; election commissions void of alternative members

June 22 – June 28

The 2020 presidential campaign: seven prospective candidates collected more than the required 100k signatures; Babaryka and his team have fallen victims to the oppressive power of the state

June 15 – June 21

A major clampdown on polling leaders in Belarus

June 8 – June 14

Law enforcers clamp down on opponents; state media focus on the incumbent president, whilst his opponents are more popular in new media

June 1 – June 7

Mass pickets and arrests; slogans “Freedom” and “Begone!”

May 25 – May 31

A mass public rally in Minsk, 15 registered initiative groups, signature collection, opposition-free election commissions

May 18 – May 24

The presidential campaign 2020: growing political activity, numerous bidders, preliminary screening, and detentions

May 11 – May 17

Lukashenka has launched the presidential campaign on Victory Day; law enforcers persecute rally participants and media

May 4 – May 10

The parliamentary elections 2019: assessments by domestic and international observers, appeals of the results

November 18 – November 24

The Parliamentary elections results: backsliding across the board, no opposition in parliament, massive fraud with turnout and rigging of results

November 11 – November 17

The ongoing campaigning: sweeping censorship, democratic candidates decrease in number, voter interest remains low

November 4 – November 10

Campaigning is ongoing: debates, TV appeals, deregistration, censorship and restrictions

October 28 – November 3

The parliamentary campaign: scarce media coverage; a candidate stripped registration for explicitly anti-government statements

October 21 – October 27

Screening of competitors for MP seats at the registration stage; the president’s revelation about orchestrated elections

October 14 – October 20

The competition in the parliamentary elections has increased significantly

October 7 – October 13

Authorities have tightened approach to the formation of precinct election commissions

September 30 – October 6