Despite deep-rooted opposition to further reforms, the CPSU remained hierarchical; the conservatives followed Gorbachev`s demands out of consideration for his position as general secretary of the CPSU.  The 19th Conference approved the creation of the Congress of People`s Deputies (CPD) and authorized controversial elections between the CPSU and independent candidates. He criticized the party`s main conservatives – Ligachev, Andrei Gromyko and Mikhail Solomentsev.  In return, the Conservative delegates attacked Gorbachev and the reformers.  According to Brown, there has not been as much open discussion and disagreement at a party meeting since the early 1920s.  We defend the strengthening of the dictatorship of the proletariat, which is the most powerful and powerful authority of all forms of government that has ever existed. The highest development of state power for the withering away of state power – this is the Marxist formula. Is it contradictory? Yes, it is contradictory. .