The mega bloc of democratic forces will get name Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defence.
According to the press-service of the Head of the State, it was agreed at signing the declaration on creating the united electoral bloc of democratic forces by 10 parties today.
Besides, in accordance with arrangements, Chief of Staff Victor Baloga will head the electoral headquarters.
The top ten of the electoral list is the following: Yuriy Lutsenko, Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Mykola Katerynchuk, Olga Herasymyuk, Victor Baloga, Ksenia Lyapina, Ruslan Knyazevych, Volodymyr Ariev.
President Victor Yushchenko on Thursday met with mega-bloc members to wish them much success. “Long and painstaking talks to create the bloc are now over, according to the President`s press-office. We went through great challenges but the hardest period is behind. Today Ukraine’s democratic forces are united again; today they are strong and enjoy the renewed trust of the voters.”
Yushchenko welcomed and approved their plans to create a party. “Today it is an exceptionally courageous step by big politicians for the unification of Ukraine’s democratic forces,” he said, urging the bloc to work constructively during the campaign.
“I am absolutely convinced we have the messages that can unite the nation,” he said, adding that their democratic and national priorities were “as vital as air” for the citizens of Ukraine. He said no other party proposed and promoted such values and ideas.
Yushchenko insisted that they must start the campaign as soon as possible. “We must waste no time.”