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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
With the Ukrainian parliamentary election less than two months away, informal consultations continued between the parties that led the Orange Revolution on forming a coalition in the future parliament, without any visible progress. The opposition continued attacking the government over the gas deal with Russia, and Moscow reacted angrily to Ukraine's refusal to invite CIS observers. The following is the digest of Ukrainian parliamentary election campaign developments for 22-30 January 2006:
The "Orange" parties continued bargaining over the formation of a coalition in the future parliament, without making any firm commitments. The pro-Yushchenko Our Ukraine bloc invited its current and erstwhile partners in the Orange Revolution to sign a coalition accord ahead of the election, but said parliament should first reverse its vote to dismiss the Yekannurov cabinet. It said the "Orange" forces should accept President Viktor Yushchenko as the country's leader and unite …