All trends

Society and political parties

Civil society and youth demonstrate greater resistance to state ideology; political parties step up regional activities

November 12 – November 18

Right-centrists step up international lobbying; Tell The Truth enhances regional presence; another conflict develops over Kurapaty

November 5 – November 11

Civil society organisations focused on decommunization; political parties mobilised activists for traditional rallies

October 29 – November 4

Political parties become more active in the regions and extend their agendas

October 22 – October 28

Leaders of street protest focus on the regions; civil society and political parties promote reforms

October 15 – October 21

Female politicians started declaring their presidential ambitions; rivalry among political parties has somewhat increased

October 8 – October 14

The profile of the moratorium on the death penalty has been raised in society; political parties aim to mobilise activists long before the elections

October 1 – October 7

Civil society is assessing the oppositions’ potential for the upcoming elections; political parties have focused on their audiences

September 24 – September 30

Political parties focus on mobilising activists, civil society prompts the authorities to concessions on local matters

September 17 – September 23

Political parties start preparations for the elections; civil society retained protests in Svetlogorsk, Kurapaty, and Brest

September 10 – September 16

Further changes in the leadership of political parties; civil society seeks to advance its agenda at the state level

September 3 – September 9

Political parties aim to recruit new activists through organising public events; the tension between environmentalists and developers is growing

August 27 – September 2

Political parties step up activities before the autumn; civic activists have mobilised in support for the REP trade union leaders

August 20 – August 26

Civil society resists the pressure and repressions of the authorities; political parties put reforms and local agenda in the spotlight

August 13 – August 19

Civil society has mobilised in support for the independent media; support for protests in Kurapaty has subsided

August 6 – August 12

Protests in Kurapaty find response among some nomenclature members; the opposition parties start preparations for the upcoming elections

July 30 – August 5

Civil society and political parties extend the agenda in relations with the authorities and investors

July 23 – July 29

Civic activists count on the president’s response to the Kurapaty matter; political parties seek to improve the intra-oppositional dialogue

July 16 – July 22

Leadership changes in the opposition parties; non-profit platforms establish cooperation with business

July 9 – July 15

Protests in Minsk and Brest subsided; the opposition lobbied hearings on Belarus in the Polish Sejm

July 2 – July 8

Mothers 328 with the support of political parties seek to soften anti-drug legislation

June 25 – July 1

Civil society wins concessions while defending the Kurapaty massacre site; political parties focus on opposition voters

June 18 – June 24

The opposition starts a discussion about a single candidate; protest activity fades away

June 11 – June 17

Protest in Kurapaty continues, however, civil society does not have a uniform strategy on protecting the memorial

June 4 – June 10

Some parties mobilize activists to protect Kurapaty; “Tell the Truth” aims to establish a dialogue with Russian counterparts

May 28 – June 3

Trade unions are preparing to defend ‘social dependants’; political parties are attempting to influence the Belarusian-European agenda

May 21 – May 27

Environmental protests in Brest put forward political demands; the competition for leadership in the opposition has enhanced

May 14 – May 20

Political parties and civil society gain experience in legislative initiative, disloyal pro-Kremlin movement is taking shape

May 7 – May 13

The hunger strike of mothers has prompted a revision of anti-drug crimes; protest movement has subsided

April 30 – May 6

Political parties have failed to mobilise participants for Chernobyl Path; civil society has attempted to diversify approaches to commemorating the Chernobyl accident

April 23 – April 29

Political parties focus on domestic political agenda, while civil society resists amendments to the Media Law

April 16 – April 22

No unity among the opposition over a possible referendum; crowdfunding of public projects has beaten a record

April 16 – April 22

The opposition prepares for the Chernobyl Path march, media community stands against restrictions on online media

April 2 – April 8

The opposition discusses strategies, civil society and entrepreneurs oppose major lobbies

March 26 – April 1

Commemoration of Freedom Day was held despite increased tensions among the opposition

March 19 – March 25

Civil society is preparing for major Freedom Day celebrations, some parties are attempting to prompt changes in the judiciary and the mass events legislation

March 12 – March 18

Freedom Day celebrations successfully raise funds through crowdfunding; the split in the opposition has anchored

March 5 – March 11