A plan that state Democratic Party officials presented last week to the State Senate’s two Democratic factions to reunifying the two sides has instead lead to more disagreement.

The 63-member State Senate is currently controlled by 31 Republicans and Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder. In addition, the Senate Republicans have entered into a power-sharing agreement with the Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), eight Democrats who do not caucus with the Senate’s other 23 Democrats.

The state party’s proposal involves the two Democratic factions working together to win special elections to fill Senate vacancies in the Bronx and Westchester – which would bring the number of Democrats in the Senate to 32 – and then reunifying.

Some have criticized the proposed deal. On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it “a charade. A number of IDC members are expected to face primary challenges in 2018,