All trends

Society and political parties

Parties continue recruiting election activists; activity against the “conscription law” is growing

July 29 – August 4

Political parties yet have not decided on their presidential candidates

July 22 – July 28

Democratic candidates aspire to win seats in parliament; civil society and oppositional parties prepare for amendments to the law on political parties

July 15 – July 21

Political organizations and candidates prep for the elections, civic activists and bloggers decentralize activities

July 8 – July 14

Protest movements are prepared for a compromise with the authorities; political opposition continues mobilizing activists for the elections

July 8 – July 14

Protest groups’ politicization has reduced, but political parties have found new active groups

June 24 – June 30

Further advocacy successes of Belarus’ civic and political organizations

June 17 – June 23

Civic activists win concessions from the authorities; the opposition and trade unions attempt to influence the international agenda

June 10 – June 16

Political parties continue preparations for the upcoming elections; the standoff in Kurapaty goes on

June 3 – June 9

Protest groups may nominate new candidates; political parties made proposals for amendments to the law on political parties

May 27 – June 2

Telegram channel NEXTA hits 100k followers; Tell The Truth proposes to introduce a radiation safety training; civil society explores the “second track” of foreign policy

May 20 – May 26

Political parties mobilise volunteers before the elections; civil society failed in making the ‘soft Belarusisation’ trend sustainable

May 13 – May 19

Political parties gear up for the elections; environmental protests are ongoing

May 6 – May 12

CSOs and political parties advocate for the abolition of payment for security services; the tension between local communities and the authorities heightened

April 29 – May 5

Political parties and civil society face financial difficulties; the opposition aspires to benefit from the protest vote in Brest

April 22 – April 28

Political parties prepare activists for the parliamentary elections; politicians focus on improving communication with Internet audiences

April 15 – April 21

Independent trade unions lose members; the Belarusian National Committee promotes street protests

April 8 – April 14

The democratic community is outraged by the blasphemy in Kurapaty; protest actions were held in Minsk and Brest on the weekend

April 1 – April 7

Демсообщество возмущено святотаством в Куропатах, в выходные состоялись акции в Минске и Бресте

April 1 – April 7

Relations between parties and civil society deteriorated after Freedom Day; a protest in Brest has yielded some results

March 25 – March 31

The opposition and civil society held Freedom Day celebrations in Minsk and Grodno

March 18 – March 24

Tension among organisers of Freedom Day celebrations have grown; Tell The Truth has broken the authorities’ monopoly on contacts with the Kremlin

March 11 – March 17

The position of some political parties regarding Freedom Day celebrations has radicalized

March 4 – March 10

Political parties continue to look for coalition partners; civic activists work on alternative scenarios for Freedom Day celebrations

February 25 – March 3

Political parties identify their audiences before the 2019/2020 elections; civic activists prepare for Freedom Day celebrations

February 18 – February 24

Political parties are preparing for the parliamentary elections; unauthorized protests in Kurapaty and Brest continue

February 11 – February 17

Before the elections, tension among the opposition has grown; crowdfunding for political needs is yet unpopular among Belarusians

February 4 – February 10

Slow normalization with the USA and pragmatization with the EU

January 28 – February 3

Politicians continued to declare their presidential ambitions; civil society and the opposition abandoned plans to form a broad coalition for Freedom Day

January 28 – February 3

Parties are preparing for the elections, civil society mobilises the population on environmental issues

January 21 – January 27

Civil society and political parties stand together in support for Belarus’ independence, urban infill in Minsk prompts residents to unite in protest

January 14 – January 20

Political parties mobilise regions for the election campaign, civil society starts preparations for the Belarusian People’s Republic’s anniversary celebrations, trade unions represent the interests of “social dependents”

January 7 – January 13

Review 2018: civil society successfully raised funds through crowdfunding, political parties enhanced their institutional capacity

January 7 – January 13

Civic activists seek to initiate a referendum in the Brest region; the discussion about the possible change of political power through public protests has resumed

December 10 – December 16

Political parties seek to use society’s reformist aspirations

December 3 – December 9

Political parties are attempting to raise funds domestically, independent media organisations are engaging in a dialogue with the state media

November 26 – December 2

Political parties further focus on their audiences; Nobel Prize winner Aleksiyevich supports defendants in the BelTA case

November 19 – November 25