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The Yabloko party is ready and willing to unite with all democratic forces of Russia
The Yabloko party is ready and willing to unite with all democratic forces of Russia, but on certain terms, party leader Grigory Yavlinsky said at a news conference in RIA Novosti on Wednesday. "I offer all democratic and centrist forces - not only parties, but also all democratic organizations - several important principles on whose basis we are prepared to unite," Yavlinsky said, answering to the question put to him by a RIA Novosti correspondent. "We are ready to merge with those who understand that social differentiation in Russia has reached its limits, who realize the absolute priority of private ownership, its immutability, and the need to create a market-based and open economy, and who are committed to preserving the current constitution," the Yabloko leader said. He said that Yabloko would send the appropriate proposals to all democratic organizations of Russia on Thursday. "We are ready to discuss all these matters, we are ready to make compromises, we are ready to do many things, but the main condition is the coincidence of positions on the substance of the matter," Yavlinsky stressed. Speaking of 2007 parliamentary elections, the Yabloko leader expressed the view that "the seven per cent (the barrier needed to be cleared by the parties to get in) will decide nothing in the future Duma." "It is necessary to form an opposition which can hope for a victory or at least to exercise a strong influence on the system in general," he believes. To do so, Yavlinsky believes, at the next parliamentary elections a united democratic opposition should gain 40% of the vote. Commenting on a statement by Boris Nadezhdin, secretary of the Union of Right Forces (SPS) presidium, that the Union and Yabloko have reached agreement in principle to unite, Yavlinsky said: "I know nothing about it."
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