On April 23rd the political councils of the centrist Fatherland movement and the pro-government Unity party will go on session to discuss unification into a single political structure, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov told journalists Saturday. In his words, a joint session of Fatherland's central council and the Unity's political council is scheduled for May. The session will highlight the outlines of the joint charter and the program, drafted by our leaders and regional branches. The joint session will be followed by some events in the regions, aimed at uniting local branches of the Unity and Fatherland, Luzhkov said. The unifying congress slated for next November is to put a final point in our joint charter, in the formation of the central council, in the election of the leader, noted Luzhkov. According to the Fatherland leader, the two organisations will have a lot of serious work to do to form a single political structure. Each stage of the work will be transparent and open, we will have no secrets, Luzhkov promised to journalists.
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