Syarhey Kalyakin

Opposition organizations drawing up preliminary lists of parliamentary hopefuls

 Opposition organizations are drawing up preliminary lists of contenders for this year’s elections for the House of Representatives.

Talaka opens office for grassroots work in Brest

The Talaka Civil Alliance for Free and Fair Elections has established an office in Brest that will seek to involve common people in political activities.

Left-wing opposition parties set to hold congress in October

Left-wing opposition parties announced during a conference in Homyel on Tuesday that they were planning to hold a congress in October.

Opposition politicians seek permission to hold “car run” in Minsk in protest against new tax

Three prominent opposition politicians have applied to the Minsk City Executive Committee for permission to hold a “car run” on January 5 in protest against a new tax on motor vehicle owners.

Opposition politician warns EU against focusing exclusively on contacts with government

The European Union\'s European Dialogue on Modernization with Belarus may turn into a means of establishing contacts exclusively with the Belarusian government...

Left-wing forces may field single candidate in 2015 presidential election

  Belarusian left-wing forces may field a single candidate in the 2015 presidential election, Syarhey Kalyakin, leader of the "Spravedlivy Mir" (Just World) Belarusian Party of the Left, said at a round-table conference in Minsk on Friday.

Early voting turnout was about 19.4 percent, observer says

  About 19.4 percent of the eligible voters cast their ballots early in Belarus' House of Representatives elections, Syarhey Kalyakin, a coordinator of the Campaign for Fair Elections, told reporters on Wednesday.

Four delegates to Minsk meeting of Party of European Left denied Belarusian visas

The meeting, organized by the \"Spravedlivy Mir\" party, focused on democratic processes in the context of global economic recession...

“Belarus gained independence thanks to October Revolution”

Belarus would not have become an independent state had it not been for the 1917 October Revolution, Syarhey Kalyakin, leader of the “Spravedlivy Mir” ...

Three leaders of Belarusian Party of Left interviewed by KGB over mass riot case

Three leaders of the Spravedlivy Mir (Just World) Belarusian Party of the Left who spearheaded the Campaign for Fair Elections were interviewed by investigators of the Committee for State Security (KGB) on December 25.

Opposition politician critical of «tainted» formation of precinct election commissions

The commissions mostly feature people proposed by “workers’ collectives,” non-governmental organizations and people nominated...

Opposition leaders sign agreement on electoral cooperation

The leaders of six opposition groups on August 24 signed an agreement on cooperation during the forthcoming presidential race, BelaPAN reports.

Opposition leaders sign agreement on electoral cooperation

According to the accord, opposition forces shall conduct a massive campaign to inform all residents of Belarus about the \"dire consequences\" of the government\'s policies and...

Agreement on cooperation between opposition presidential hopefuls may be signed next week

An agreement on cooperation between opposition hopefuls during the forthcoming presidential race may be signed at a meeting on August 24, Mikalay Statkevich, leader of the European Coalition, told BelaPAN.

Opposition leaders drop Rada of Belarusian Intelligentsia as mediator in selection of single presidential candidate

Earlier this month, the Rada shortened the list of potential candidates from eight to just five names: Alyaksandr Kazulin, Syarhey Kalyakin, Uladzimir Nyaklyayew...

Opposition calls for UN inquiry into high-profile disappearances

Opposition politicians Yury Zakharanka and Viktar Hanchar, businessman Anatol Krasowski and journalist Dzmitry Zavadski went missing in 1999-2000.

Visiting EU commissioner meets opposition leaders

The oppositoin leaders urged the EU to demand the release of all political prisoners and an end to the government\'s crackdown on opponents...

Opposition leaders prove unable to adopt procedure for selecting single presidential contender because of lack of quorum

Opposition leaders were unable to adopt a procedure for selecting a single presidential contender at their meeting in Minsk on Monday because of a lack of quorum, Uladzimir Kolas, chairman of the Rada (Council) of the Belarusian Intelligentsia (RBI), told

Opposition figures discuss idea of creating shadow cabinet

Opposition politicians, prominent civil society activists and public figures held a conference at the Johannes Rau International Educational Center in Minsk on June 17 to discuss the idea of creating an “alternative cabinet.”