All trends

Society and political parties

Diaspora successes in international politics, polarization in society is increasing

December 13 – December 19

The protest movement is subsiding as the anti-sanction discussion is intensifying

December 6 – December 12

Democratic forces aim to establish contact with members of election commissions as Tsikhanouskaya attempts a dialogue with the authorities

November 29 – December 5

A unified action plan for a referendum by democratic forces in exile unlikely to be supported by parties and initiatives inside Belarus

November 22 – November 28

Democratic forces formulate a common position on the referendum as Civil Society develops online services

November 15 – November 21

Civil organisations launch online services to replace liquidated NGOs, as democratic forces support the topic of new elections on the agenda

November 8 – November 14

Organizations ramp up activities with their supporters

November 1 – November 7

The unified agenda of democratic organizations is blurring, tension is growing in political emigration

October 25 – October 31

Civil Society presents a unified COVID-19 agenda. Political organizations cooperate to encourage political engagement

October 18 – October 24

Political exiles promote sanctions, political organizations try to motivate activists

October 11 – October 17

The audience of independent media diminishes. Critics of sanctions gain ground in Civil Society

October 4 – October 10

The unified agenda of Civil Society is unravelling as the prospects for dialogue decrease

September 27 – October 3

Civil Society’s influence on the national agenda declines as Tsikhanouskaya’s office attempts to rally the diaspora

September 20 – September 26

Tsikhanouskaya focuses the attention of Paris and Berlin on Belarus

September 13 – September 19

Criticism intensifies among political exiles as NGOs trial new activities

September 6 – September 12

Political engagement of the electorate weakens as harsh critics of the regime strengthen their positions

August 30 – September 5

Diaspora fail to block IMF funding as political organisations move underground

August 23 – August 29

Political emigration tries to block access to IMF funds, public activity slows down due to repression

August 16 – August 22

The Belarusian diaspora refresh their agenda on the anniversary of the elections as political organisations trial options for activity in the repressive environment

August 9 – August 15

Tsikhanouskaya’s diplomatic successes against the backdrop of Lukashenka’s scandals and the attempts of the Skhod to establish a dialogue with the state apparatus

August 2 – August 8

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya makes a breakthrough in relations with the United States as civil society develops online services in response to repression

July 26 – August 1

Civil society lacks a unified approach to the constitutional referendum; Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya promotes the sanctions agenda in the United States

July 19 – July 25

Belarusian diasporas increase efforts to help the repressed as tensions continue to rise

July 12 – July 18

Exile Politicians line up behind the “People’s Constitution” initiative. Independent media editorial offices resume work abroad

July 5 – July 11

Parties recruit and work with the asset, activists test legal ways of activity

June 28 – July 4

Political Parties explore possible mechanisms for activism as unions disagree on the issue of sanctions

June 21 – June 27

Tsikhanouskaya pursues an active international policy as civil society continues to foster solidarity

June 14 – June 20

Belarusian diaspora advocates further sanctions as Tsikhanouskaya continues to cultivate international recognition

June 7 – June 13

Civil Society shapes the international agenda regarding Belarus, but political parties postpone constituent congresses

May 31 – June 6

Political exiles negotiate resources for the democratisation of the country while civil society lobbies to further isolate Lukashenka

May 24 – May 30

Repression of Civil Society continues; political organisations search for less confrontational forms of mobilisation

May 17 – May 23

Civil Society organisations raise funds for a Church in Budslau. Political exiles keep international attention on Belarus

May 10 – May 16

Civil Society Organisations attempt to seize the narrative on Victory Day as Political Exiles continue to focus attention abroad

May 3 – May 9

Tsikhanouskaya enlists Austrian support in negotiations; Civil Society activities are reduced due to repression

April 26 – May 2

Civil Society Organisations concentrate on the threat to independence; political emigration shapes the Belarusian-European agenda

April 19 – April 25

Political exiles raise funds for Civil Society organisations and victims of repression while the public retains its interest in parties and politics

April 12 – April 18

Democratic organisations maintain unity in their demands to the authorities as plans for party formation proceed

April 5 – April 11