All trends

Society and political parties

Political organizations develop communication channels with their audiences; public manifestations held in Brest

April 20 – April 26

Political organizations engage new supporters through social media; civil society has resumed a debate about a dialogue with the authorities

April 13 – April 19

Political organizations build their audience; civil society self-organizes for helping healthcare providers

April 6 – April 12

Civil society mounts pressure on the authorities over the coronavirus spread; political organizations gain in popularity in social media

March 30 – April 5

Civil society, opposition and business show solidarity in fighting the coronavirus spread

March 23 – March 29

Differences have grown within the opposition; civil society actors revise strategies due to coronavirus

March 16 – March 22

Brest region activists mobilize for the primaries; civil society has restricted public activity due to coronavirus

March 9 – March 15

The primaries’ organizers appeal to democratic activists in the Vitebsk region; crowdfunding efforts to hold Freedom Day celebrations yield minimal results

March 2 – March 8

Primaries’ bidders start campaigning in the regions; civic activists make gains in a dialogue with the authorities

February 24 – March 1

Political parties liaise with protest initiatives; the opposition has different scenarios for 2020 campaign

February 17 – February 23

The opposition steps up the fight for activists; bidders for the president’s post have grown in number

February 10 – February 16

Coalition candidates gear up for primaries; Tell The Truth wins the right to criticize public institutions

February 3 – February 9

Political organizations gear up for the presidential elections; parties and civil society raise funds for paying out fines and organizing Freedom Day celebrations

January 20 – January 26

Media pressure on the authorities appears to be effective; activists with presidential ambitions change in number

January 13 – January 19

2019 Review: political parties and civil society somewhat succeeded in promoting their initiatives, including during the parliamentary elections

January 6 – January 12

The anti-integration coalition has held mass rallies in Minsk; media has revealed new details regarding alleged murders of disappeared Zakharenka and Hanchar

December 16 – December 22

Civil society and political parties seek consensus with the authorities in protecting Belarus’ independence and create a broad coalition

December 9 – December 15

Civil society and parties publicly oppose the integration with Russia; potential candidates begin mobilizing activists

December 2 – December 8

Civil society starts a discussion about the transit of power; parties get ready for a new political campaign

November 25 – December 1

Belarusian activists participated in a rally in Vilnius; more people announced their presidential ambitions

November 18 – November 24

Private university students oppose authorities’ decision; street leaders attempt to invigorate public protests

November 11 – November 17

Bloggers urge followers to participate in offline events; National Democrats organize Dzyady, an annual rally

November 4 – November 10

KEF promotes structural economic reforms; opposition is unable to enhance mobilization for the unauthorized public activity

October 28 – November 3

Tension has built up in civil society; politicians prepare for the presidential campaign

October 21 – October 27

Civil society obtain concessions from the authorities; political organizations cooperate with protest movements

October 14 – October 20

The Belarusian authorities tailor the media policy; the president reassures nomenclature of institutionalizing their interests

October 14 – October 20

Protest opposition steps up activity; civil society’s achievements in the regions are inconsistent

October 7 – October 13

Civil society continues the dialogue with the authorities on socio-economic transformations; MP Kanapatskaya and the UCP leadership butt heads

September 30 – October 6

Civil society focuses on historical memory and keeps aloof from political activity and elections

September 23 – September 29

Civil society has concerns about Russo-Belarusian integration plans; social media talk over the controversy in a Homiel school

September 16 – September 22

Politicians pick up vlogging, center-rightists receive international attention, Tell The Truth further builds trust with local authorities

September 9 – September 15

Political organizations and civic initiatives make efforts to politicize protest groups

September 2 – September 8

Political and civic organisations use the ongoing electoral campaign to promote local issues and advocate for the abolition of the death penalty

August 26 – September 1

Despite the ongoing election campaign, the government restricts massive reindustrialization

August 26 – September 1

The opposition and civil society revise their approaches to improve the outreach and recruit supporters

August 19 – August 25

Political parties are trying to influence the Belarusian-European agenda; the movement against the “draft determent law” is taking shape

August 12 – August 18

Minsk Dialogue will organize a Security Forum, political parties continue local activity

August 5 – August 11