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The Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
(PA) is a political international of social-democratic and progressive political parties and organisations founded on 22 May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany.[1] The alliance was formed as an alternative to the existing Socialist International, of which many of its member parties are former or current members.[2] The Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
claims 140 participants from around the world.


1 History 2 Participants 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The first step towards the creation of the Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
was the decision in January 2012 by Sigmar Gabriel, then chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
(SPD), to cancel payment of the SPD's £100,000 yearly membership fee to the Socialist International. Gabriel had been critical of the Socialist International's admittance and continuing inclusion of undemocratic political movements into the organization.[3][4][5] An initial Conference of the Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
was held in Rome, Italy
on 14–15 December 2012, with representatives of 42 political parties attending.[6][7] They included Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of the Democratic Party of Italy, Harlem Désir, Chair of the French Socialist Party, Hermes Binner, Chair of the Argentinian Socialist Party, Peter Shumlin, Democratic Governor of Vermont, and Mustapha Ben Jafar, Secretary General of the Tunisian Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties.[8] Also present were representatives of the Indian National Congress, the Workers Party of Brazil, and PASOK of Greece.[9][10] The Dutch Labour Party also supported the formation of the organization,[11] as did the Swiss Socialist Party,[12] and the Social Democratic Party of Austria.[13] During the Council of the Socialist International
Socialist International
in Cascais, Portugal, on 4–5 February 2013, 50 political parties discussed on the sidelines the formation of the Progressive Alliance, including the Movement for Democratic Change of Zimbabwe.[14] The official foundation of the organization was held on the 22 May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany, on the 150th anniversary of the formation of the General German Workers' Association
General German Workers' Association
(ADAV), the predecessor of the SPD.[15][16][17][18][19] The organization stated the aim of becoming the global network of "the progressive, democratic, social-democratic, socialist and labour movement".[20][21] It was reported that representatives of approximately 70 social-democratic political parties from across the world attended the event.[22][23][24][25] The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
(S&D) group in the European Parliament joined the organization upon its official foundation.[26] Many member parties are also affiliated to the Socialist International.[27] In September 2013 the Democratic Party (DIKO) of Cyprus
announced that it was negotiating to join the Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
and that its representatives were to attend a seminar of the international in Stockholm
on 24 October.[28] On 4–5 December 2014, a Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
conference was held in Lisbon for member parties of the S&D group.[29] A regional seminar was held on 25 September 2015 in Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia, which also hosted delegates from the Democratic Action Party
Democratic Action Party
of Malaysia, Democratic Party of Japan
Democratic Party of Japan
and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle.[30] On 25 April 2016 the organisation held a seminar in São Paulo hosted by the Workers' Party of Brazil.[31] Participants[edit] The Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
lists the parties and organisations which participate in the network, rather than claiming members.[32]

Country Party/Organization Acronym Government Notes

 Algeria Socialist Forces Front FFS In opposition

 Argentina Generación para un Encuentro Nacional GEN In opposition

 Argentina Socialist Party PS In opposition

 Australia Australian Labor Party ALP In opposition Forms government in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory.

 Austria Social Democratic Party of Austria SPÖ In opposition Part of governing coalitions in Vienna, Styria, Lower Austria, Carinthia, Burgenland
and Upper Austria.

 Belarus Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly) Hramada

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Belgium Socialist Party PS In opposition

 Belgium Socialist Party Differently SPA In opposition

 Bolivia Movement for Socialism MAS In government

 Brazil Workers' Party PT In opposition

 Brazil Brazilian Socialist Party PSB In opposition

 Bulgaria Bulgarian Socialist Party BSP In opposition

 Burkina Faso People's Movement for Progress MPP In government

 Burkina Faso Party for Democracy and Progress / Socialist Party PDP/PS

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Cameroon Social Democratic Front SDF In opposition

 Canada New Democratic Party NDP/NPD In opposition Forms government in the provinces of Alberta
and British Columbia

 Central African Republic Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People MLPC In opposition

 Chile Socialist Party of Chile PS In coalition

 Chile Party for Democracy PPD In coalition

 Costa Rica Citizens' Action Party PAC In government

 Croatia Social Democratic Party of Croatia SDP In opposition

 Cyprus Movement for Social Democracy EDEK In opposition

 Cyprus Democratic Party Diko In opposition

 Cyprus Republican Turkish Party CTP In opposition

 Czech Republic Czech Social Democratic Party ČSSD In opposition

 Democratic Republic of Congo Union for Democracy and Social Progress UDPS In opposition

 Denmark Social Democrats SD In opposition

 Dominican Republic Modern Revolutionary Party PRM In opposition

 Egypt Egyptian Social Democratic Party ESDP In opposition

 Equatorial Guinea Convergence for Social Democracy CPDS In opposition

 Eritrea Eritrean Peoples' Democratic Party EPDP

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Finland Social Democratic Party of Finland SDP In opposition

 France Socialist Party PS In opposition

 Georgia Georgian Dream

In government

 Germany Social Democratic Party of Germany SPD Junior party in coalition

 Ghana National Democratic Congress NDC In government

 Greece Panhellenic Socialist Movement PASOK In opposition

 Grenada National Democratic Congress NDC

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Guinea Guinean People's Assembly RPG In government

 Hungary Hungarian Socialist Party MSzP In opposition

 India Indian National Congress INC In opposition

 India Samajwadi (Socialist) Party SP In opposition

 Indonesia National Democratic Party NasDem Junior party in coalition

 Indonesia Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle PDIP Senior party in coalition

 Iran Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan PDKI

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Iran Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan KPK

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Iran Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan KŞZK

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Iraq Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK In opposition

 Iraq Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party KSDP In opposition

 Ireland Labour Party

In opposition

 Israel Israeli Labour Party HaAvoda In opposition

 Israel Meretz

In opposition

 Italy Democratic Party PD Senior party in coalition

 Ivory Coast Cap Union for Democracy and Development CAP-UDD

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Jordan Jordanian Social Democratic Party KPK

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Kenya Labour Party of Kenya KLP

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Latvia Concord Social Democratic Party SDPS In opposition

 Lebanon Progressive Socialist Party PSP Junior party in coalition

 Lithuania Social Democratic Party of Lithuania LSDP Junior party in coalition

 Luxembourg Luxembourg
Socialist Workers' Party LSAP Junior party in coalition

 Macedonia Social Democratic Union of Macedonia SDUM In government

 Malaysia Democratic Action Party DAP In opposition Senior party in the state of Penang, Junior party in the state of Selangor.

 Mauritania Rally of Democratic Forces RFD In opposition

 Mauritius Mauritius
Militant Movement MMM In opposition

 Mexico Party of the Democratic Revolution PRD In opposition

 Mexico Mexico
Citizens’ Movement MC In opposition

 Moldova Democratic Party of Moldova PDM Senior party in coalition

 Mongolia Mongolian People's Party MPP In government

 Montenegro Social Democratic Party of Montenegro SDP In opposition

 Montenegro Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro DPS Senior party in coalition

 Morocco Socialist Union of Popular Forces USFP In opposition

 Myanmar Democratic Party for a New Society DPNS

Extra-parliamentary opposition

   Nepal Nepali Congress NC In opposition

 Netherlands Labour Party PvdA In opposition

 New Zealand New Zealand
New Zealand
Labour Party NZLP Senior party in coalition

 Niger Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism PNDS In government

 Norway Norwegian Labour Party Ap In opposition

 Northern Cyprus Republican Turkish Party CTP In opposition

 Palestine Fatah

In government

 Palestine Palestinian National Initiative PNI In opposition

 Paraguay Party for a Country of Solidarity PPS In opposition

 Philippines Akbayan Citizens' Action Party

In opposition

 Poland Democratic Left Alliance SLD

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Portugal Socialist Party PS In government

 Republic of Congo Convergence Citoyenne CC

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Romania Social Democratic Party PSD Senior party in coalition

 Sao Tome and Principe Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party MLSTP-PSD In opposition

 Senegal Socialist Party of Senegal PS

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Serbia Democratic Party DS In opposition

 Serbia Social Democratic Party SDS In opposition

 Slovakia Direction – Social Democracy SD In government

 Slovenia Social Democrats SD Junior party in coalition

 Somalia Somali Social Unity Party SSUP

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Spain Spanish Socialist Workers' Party PSOE In opposition

 Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Labour Party

In opposition

 Swaziland People’s United Democratic Movement PUDEMO

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Swaziland Swazi Democratic Party SWADEPA

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Sweden Swedish Social Democratic Party SAP Senior party in coalition

  Switzerland Social Democratic Party of Switzerland SP Junior party in coalition

 Syria Syrian Democratic People's Party

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Tanzania Chama Cha Mapinduzi CCM In government

 Timor Leste Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor FRETILIN In government

 Tunisia Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties Ettakatol

Extra-parliamentary opposition

 Turkey Peoples' Democratic Party HDP In opposition

 Turkey Republican People's Party CHP In opposition

 Uruguay Socialist Party of Uruguay PSU In government

 United Kingdom Labour Party

In opposition In government in the Welsh Assembly, holds the London Mayoralty and minority party on London Assembly.

 United States Democratic Party[33][34][35] D In opposition In government in 17 states and some territories.

 Western Sahara Polisario Front

In government

 Yemen Yemeni Socialist Party YSP In opposition

 Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change MDC In opposition

 Zimbabwe People's Democratic Party PDP In opposition

International Socialist International
Socialist International
Women SIW

International International Union of Socialist Youth IUSY

 Europe Party of European Socialists PES

 European Union Group of the Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament S&D In government

Europe Party of European Socialists
Party of European Socialists
Women PES Women

Europe Young European Socialists YES

Asia Network of Social Democracy in Asia SOCDEM

Asia Arab Social Democratic Forum ASDF

Africa Central African Progressive Alliance APAC

International International Trade Union Confederation ITUC

America Trade Union Confederation of the Americas CSA

International Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD TUAC

International Industrial Global Union

Europe Solidar

International Global Progressive Forum

International CEE Network

International Just Jobs Network

 United States Center for American Progress CAP

Europe Foundation for European Progressive Studies FEPS

 France Foundation Jean Jaurès

 Brazil Foundation João Mangabeira

 Germany Friedrich Ebert
Friedrich Ebert
Foundation FES

 Sweden Olof Palme
Olof Palme
International Center OPIC


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