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The ruling elite

Election 2024: Institutional Renewal of the Regime

February 12 – February 18

The new regime in Belarus: military junta or politburo?

February 5 – February 11

Will the security forces bring protests back to the streets of cities?

January 29 – February 4

“X-factor”: a new competition for loyal deputies

January 22 – January 28

Personnel Shortage: Addressing “Runaways” and Attracting Foreign Talent

January 15 – January 21

Elections-2024: Carrots for Supporters, Crackdown on Opponents

January 8 – January 14

2023: changes in the political field; 2024: “sterile” elections

January 1 – January 7

Elections 2024: Reassessing the Legitimacy of the Government

December 11 – December 17

Regime Transformers: Systemic Parties Evolve into Autobots

December 4 – December 10

Lukashenka Bolsters Ratings: Nomenclature Faces Anti-Corruption Crackdown

November 27 – December 3

Navigating the delicate terrain of the 2024 elections: Lukashenka versus the nomenklatura

November 20 – November 26

A Year of Quality: Taking on Slackers, Crooks, and Corruptors with a Grenade Launcher

November 13 – November 19

Pre-election luminous feat of generosity, Lukashenka instructs the parties

November 6 – November 12

The regime is trying to “purchase” the allegiance of Belarusian citizens

October 30 – November 5

Redistribution of resources in favor of the state sector and security forces, and the ideologicalization of state-owned companies are ongoing practices

October 23 – October 29

Lukashenka weakens the position of Haloŭčanka’s government, as elections are guaranteed by the security forces

October 16 – October 22

Lukashenka is increasing contributions to his personal “insurance fund,” and the government is continuing to allocate funds to the state sector

October 9 – October 15

Elections under comfortable conditions: economic stability and depoliticized opponents

October 2 – October 8

Limits on Rent for the Agricultural Power Hierarchy, Elections in a Repressed Society

September 25 – October 1

Lukashenka is cutting back on social benefits in education, and the regime’s enforcers are cracking down on workers in the agricultural sector

September 18 – September 24

The government is priming the economy with significant injections of funds ahead of the upcoming elections

September 11 – September 17

Filtering raids by security forces in the public sector, high profitability of business in exchange for periodic expropriations

September 4 – September 10

Regime pre-election measures include an increase in public sector salaries, restrictions on the private sector, and more repression of opponents

August 14 – August 20

Regime enforcers plan non-stop repression as the ruling class prepares for elections

August 7 – August 13

Lukashenka buttresses support in the western regions. The National Bank is concerned about overheating the economy

July 31 – August 6

The state continues to monopolise medical services as the ruling class prepares for elections

July 24 – July 30

Lukashenka criticises agricultural barons as state-sponsored discrimination against regime critics continues

July 17 – July 23

The National Bank increases support for the public sector, as paid medical services expand

July 10 – July 16

Lukashenka criticises Prime Minister Halouchanka as the government stimulates economic growth

July 3 – July 9

The regime creates a new party system as social guarantees continue to erode

June 26 – July 2

Inevitable Dismissal Looms for the Belarusian Government

June 19 – June 25

Lukashenka criticises state administrators as the government invests in the military, security forces and state-owned businesses

June 12 – June 18

The government invests in the public sector as the security forces shore up the state budget with fines

June 5 – June 11

Lukashenka’s Political Maneuvers: Boosting Ratings Amidst Economic Uncertainty

May 29 – June 4

Lukashenka’s Populist Tactics and Repression: Undermining Democracy Ahead of the 2024 Election Campaign

May 22 – May 28

The Shifting Landscape: Lukashenka’s Position Weakens as the Ruling Class Adapts to Transformations

May 15 – May 21

State influence over the media landscape increases; the public sector recovers from sanctions

May 8 – May 14