Victor Yushchenko has met with leaders of parties and blocs that won the March 26 parliamentary elections: Yuriy Yekhanurov (People’s Union Our Ukraine), Yulia Tymoshenko (Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko), Victor Yanukovych (Party of the Regions), Oleksandr Moroz (Socialist Party of Ukraine), and Adam Martynyuk (Communist Party of Ukraine), according to the President’s press-office.

      He congratulated them on winning the vote and reiterated that the transparency of the campaign was their greatest achievement: “The elections show that Ukraine firmly stands on its democratic path.”

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      The President said he was glad there would be 61% of new deputies in the Verkhovna Rada, which can “profoundly change its performance” and help resolve the country’s key problems.

      “We can have more than three years of Ukraine’s stable development. The campaign is over and so we can formulate our strategy,” he said.

      The Chief of State opined that they could now form a constructive majority and have helpful opposition forces and asked them to always defend national interests.

      “The political campaign finished. Our uncompromising confrontation and desire to win the election is over. We must turn the page and say: We are delegated by the people to represent Ukraine’s government and this is our supreme responsibility,” he said.

      Mr. Yushchenko urged those present to actively cooperate and promised to activate the performance of the Presidential Political Council.

      Deputy Chief of Staff Anatoly Matviyenko and First Deputy Chief of Staff Ivan Vasyunyk attended the meeting.