All trends

Society and political parties

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

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