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The PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE (PA) is a political international of social-democratic and progressive political parties and organisations founded on 22 May 2013 in Leipzig
Leipzig
, Germany. Progressive Alliance claims 140 participants from around the world.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Participants * 3 References * 4 External links

HISTORY

The first step towards the creation of the Progressive Alliance was the decision in January 2012 by Sigmar Gabriel
Sigmar Gabriel
, Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
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.

An initial Conference of the Progressive Alliance was held in Rome
Rome
, Italy
Italy
on 14–15 December 2012, with representatives of 42 political parties attending. They included Pier Luigi Bersani , leader of the Democratic Party of Italy
Italy
, Harlem Désir , Chair of the French Socialist Party , Hermes Binner , Chair of the Argentinian Socialist Party , Peter Shumlin , Democratic Governor of Vermont
Governor of Vermont
, and Mustapha Ben Jafar , Secretary General of the Tunisian Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties . Also present were representatives of the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
, the Workers Party of Brazil, and PASOK of Greece. The Dutch Labour Party also supported the formation of the organization, as did the Swiss Socialist Party , and the Social Democratic Party of Austria
Austria
.

During the Council of the Socialist International in Cascais
Cascais
, Portugal
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.

The official foundation of the organization was held on the 22 May 2013 in Leipzig
Leipzig
, Germany
Germany
, on the 150th anniversary of the formation of the General German Workers\' Association (ADAV), the predecessor of the SPD. The organization stated the aim of becoming the global network of "the progressive , democratic, social-democratic , socialist and labour movement". It was reported that representatives of approximately 70 social-democratic political parties from across the world attended the event. The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament joined the organization upon its official foundation. Many member parties are also affiliated to the Socialist International . In September 2013 the Democratic Party (DIKO) of Cyprus
Cyprus
announced that it was negotiating to join the Progressive Alliance and that its representatives were to attend a seminar of the international in Stockholm
Stockholm
on 24 October. On 4–5 December 2014, a Progressive Alliance conference was held in Lisbon for member parties of the S&D group. A regional seminar was held on 25 September 2015 in Batu Ferringhi , Malaysia, which also hosted delegates from the Democratic Action Party of Malaysia, Democratic Party of Japan
Democratic Party of Japan
and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle . On 25 April 2016 the organisation held a seminar in São Paulo
São Paulo
hosted by the Workers' Party of Brazil.

PARTICIPANTS

The Progressive Alliance lists the parties and organisations which participate in the network, rather than claiming members.

COUNTRY PARTY/ORGANIZATION ACRONYM GOVERNMENT NOTES

Algeria
Algeria
Socialist Forces Front FFS In opposition

Argentina
Argentina
Generación para un Encuentro Nacional GEN In opposition

Argentina
Argentina
Socialist Party PS In opposition

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

Austria
Austria
Social Democratic Party of Austria
Social Democratic Party of Austria
SPÖ Senior party in coalition

Belarus
Belarus
Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly) Hramada Extra-parliamentary opposition

Belgium
Belgium
Socialist Party PS In opposition

Belgium
Belgium
Socialist Party Differently SPA In opposition

Bolivia
Bolivia
Movement for Socialism
Socialism
MAS In government

Brazil
Brazil
Workers\' Party PT In opposition

Brazil
Brazil
Brazilian Socialist Party PSB In opposition

Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Bulgarian Socialist Party BSP In opposition

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
People\'s Movement for Progress MPP In government

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Party for Democracy and Progress / Socialist Party PDP/PS Extra-parliamentary opposition

Cameroon
Cameroon
Social Democratic Front SDF In opposition

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

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

Chile
Chile
Socialist Party of Chile
Chile
PS Senior party in coalition

Chile
Chile
Party for Democracy PPD Junior party in coalition

Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Citizens\' Action Party PAC In government

Croatia
Croatia
Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Croatia
SDP In opposition

Cyprus
Cyprus
Movement for Social Democracy EDEK In opposition

Cyprus
Cyprus
Democratic Party Diko In opposition

Cyprus
Cyprus
Republican Turkish Party CTP In opposition

Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Czech Social Democratic Party ČSSD Senior party in coalition

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

Denmark
Denmark
Social Democrats SD In opposition

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Modern Revolutionary Party PRM In opposition

Egypt
Egypt
Egyptian Social Democratic Party ESDP In opposition

Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Convergence for Social Democracy CPDS In opposition

Eritrea
Eritrea
Eritrean Peoples\' Democratic Party EPDP Extra-parliamentary opposition

Finland
Finland
Social Democratic Party of Finland
Finland
SDP In opposition

France
France
Socialist Party PS In opposition

Georgia Georgian Dream

In government

Germany
Germany
Social Democratic Party of Germany
Germany
SPD Junior party in coalition

Ghana
Ghana
National Democratic Congress NDC In government

Greece
Greece
Panhellenic Socialist Movement PASOK In opposition

Grenada
Grenada
National Democratic Congress NDC Extra-parliamentary opposition

Guinea
Guinea
Guinean People\'s Assembly RPG In government

Hungary
Hungary
Hungarian Socialist Party MSzP In opposition

India
India
Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
INC In opposition

India
India
Samajwadi (Socialist) Party SP In opposition

Indonesia
Indonesia
Nasdem Party

Junior party in coalition

Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle PDIP Senior party in coalition

Iran
Iran
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan PDKI Extra-parliamentary opposition

Iran
Iran
Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan KPK Extra-parliamentary opposition

Iran
Iran
Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan KŞZK Extra-parliamentary opposition

Iraq
Iraq
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK In opposition

Iraq
Iraq
Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party KSDP In opposition

Ireland Labour Party

In opposition

Israel
Israel
Israeli Labour Party HaAvoda In opposition

Israel
Israel
Meretz

In opposition

Italy
Italy
Democratic Party PD Senior party in coalition

Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
Cap Union for Democracy and Development CAP-UDD Extra-parliamentary opposition

Jordan
Jordan
Jordanian Social Democratic Party KPK Extra-parliamentary opposition

Kenya
Kenya
Labour Party of Kenya
Kenya
KLP Extra-parliamentary opposition

Latvia
Latvia
Concord Social Democratic Party SDPS In opposition

Lebanon
Lebanon
Progressive Socialist Party PSP Junior party in coalition

Lithuania
Lithuania
Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Lithuania
LSDP Junior party in coalition

Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Socialist Workers\' Party LSAP Junior party in coalition

Macedonia Social Democratic Union of Macedonia SDUM In government

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

Mauritania
Mauritania
Rally of Democratic Forces RFD In opposition

Mauritius
Mauritius
Mauritius
Mauritius
Militant Movement MMM In opposition

Mexico
Mexico
Party of the Democratic Revolution PRD In opposition

Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Citizens’ Movement MC In opposition

Moldova
Moldova
Democratic Party of Moldova
Moldova
PDM Junior party in coalition

Mongolia
Mongolia
Mongolian People\'s Party MPP In government

Montenegro
Montenegro
Social Democratic Party of Montenegro
Montenegro
SDP In opposition

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

Morocco
Morocco
Socialist Union of Popular Forces USFP In opposition

Myanmar
Myanmar
Democratic Party for a New Society DPNS Extra-parliamentary opposition

Nepal
Nepal
Nepali Congress
Nepali Congress
SPA Senior party in coalition

Netherlands
Netherlands
Labour Party PvdA Junior party in coalition

New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand
Labour Party NZLP In opposition

Niger
Niger
Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism
Socialism
PNDS In government

Norway
Norway
Norwegian Labour Party
Norwegian Labour Party
Ap In opposition

Northern Cyprus
Cyprus
Republican Turkish Party CTP In opposition

Palestine Fatah

In government

Palestine Palestinian National Initiative PNI In opposition

Paraguay
Paraguay
Party for a Country of Solidarity PPS In opposition

Philippines
Philippines
Akbayan Citizens\' Action Party

In opposition

Poland
Poland
Democratic Left Alliance SLD Extra-parliamentary opposition

Portugal
Portugal
Socialist Party PS In government

Republic of Congo Convergence Citoyenne CC Extra-parliamentary opposition

Romania
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
Senegal
Socialist Party of Senegal
Senegal
PS Extra-parliamentary opposition

Serbia
Serbia
Democratic Party DS In opposition

Serbia
Serbia
Social Democratic Party SDS In opposition

Slovakia
Slovakia
Direction – Social Democracy SD In government

Slovenia
Slovenia
Social Democrats SD Junior party in coalition

Somalia
Somalia
Somali Social Unity Party SSUP Extra-parliamentary opposition

Spain
Spain
Spanish Socialist Workers\' Party PSOE In opposition

Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Labour Party

In opposition

Swaziland
Swaziland
People’s United Democratic Movement PUDEMO Extra-parliamentary opposition

Swaziland
Swaziland
Swazi Democratic Party SWADEPA Extra-parliamentary opposition

Sweden
Sweden
Swedish Social Democratic Party SAP Senior party in coalition

Switzerland
Switzerland
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
SP Junior party in coalition

Syria
Syria
Syrian Democratic People\'s Party

Extra-parliamentary opposition

Tanzania
Tanzania
Chama Cha Mapinduzi CCM In government

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

Tunisia
Tunisia
Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties Ettakatol Extra-parliamentary opposition

Turkey
Turkey
Peoples\' Democratic Party HDP In opposition

Turkey
Turkey
Republican People\'s Party CHP In opposition

Uruguay
Uruguay
Socialist Party of Uruguay
Uruguay
PSU In government

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Labour Party

In opposition In government in the Welsh Assembly , third largest party in the Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
.

United States
United States
Democratic Party

In opposition In government in 17 states and some territories.

Western Sahara
Western Sahara
Polisario Front

In government

Yemen
Yemen
Yemeni Socialist Party YSP In opposition

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Movement for Democratic Change MDC In opposition

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
People\'s Democratic Party PDP In opposition

International Socialist International Women SIW

International International Union of Socialist Youth IUSY

Europe
Europe
Party of European Socialists PES

European Union
European Union
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