On April 27, 2000 the Yabloko faction approved the regulations
on joint work with the SPS Coordination Council of the democratic
forces for legislative work in the State Duma.
A week ago the joint meeting of the Yabloko and the SPS
factions commissioned the Deputies of the Duma Sergei Ivanenko
(Yabloko) and Viktor Pokhmelkin (SPS) to work out the regulations
of the Co-ordination Council for legislative work.
The Preamble to the regulations stipulates that the Coordination
Council has been established to overcome the weakness and
splittering of the liberal and democratic forces in the
State Duma, as well as the adoption of joint decisions in
the field of legislation.
The Co-ordination Council-s work will be based on general
democratic principles: the supremacy of society over the
state, inviolability of human rights and freedoms, the supremacy
of law and guarantee of a fair trial, a liberal economy
with just distribution of public wealth.
The aims of the Coordination Council are as follows: development
of a joint position of Yabloko and the SPS on most important
draft laws discussed by the State Duma, preparation of joint
initiatives of SPS and Yabloko and development of proposals
on solidarity votings. Members of other deputies- groups
may participate as observers in the meetings of the Co-ordination
Council at the discretion of the Co-ordination Council.
The Yabloko faction proposed the following Yabloko Deputies
as members of the Co-ordination Council: Igor Artemyev,
Elena Mizulina and Sergei Ivanenko, who will be co-chairman
of the Co-ordination Council. We hope that the Coordination
Council will mark another step forward in the organisation
of the democratic coalition, stressed Sergei Ivanenko, Deputy
Head of the Yabloko faction.