The Citizens Party had ruled out agreements with other pro-democracy groups, party chairman Christine Loh Kung-wai said yesterday. She said she saw no need to strike co-operation deals with parties such as the Democrats or The Frontier for May's Legislative Council poll. 'Competition is unavoidable,' said Ms Loh, a rival to Democrat leaders Martin Lee Chu-ming and Dr Yeung Sum in the Hong Kong Island constituency. But she said 'personal attacks' for political gain were not her style. The party announced that Provisional Regional Councillor Leong Kwong-cheung would stand in New Territories West and Mozart Lui Yat-ming in New Territories East. Mr Leong said he was confident. 'The Citizens Party will be the alternative choice for pro-democracy supporters,' he said. Having secured 'several hundreds of thousands of dollars', the three hope to raise at least $1 million for their campaigns. The 37-member party is set formally to enshrine universal suffrage for the next chief executive and legislative council elections in its campaign platform. Ms Loh was convinced the Basic Law would not be infringed. 'The Basic Law provides for direct elections in the long run anyway,' she said. Ms Loh is rewarding sponsors with a poster featuring a block print of the skyline in neon pink. Attractive designs would be emphasised in the party's campaign, she said.