Alliance of Progressives

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Not to be confused with Progressive Alliance (disambiguation).
Alliance of Progressives
Alleanza dei Progressisti
Leader Achille Occhetto[1]
Founded February 1994
Dissolved March 1994
Succeeded by The Olive Tree
Political position Centre-left to Left-wing
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

The Alliance of Progressives (Italian: Alleanza dei Progressisti), also known as simply the Progressives (Progressisti),[2][3] was a centre-left[4][5] to left-wing[3][6] political and electoral coalition of political parties in Italy formed in 1994.

It was composed of:[3][5]

Party Ideology Leader
Democratic Party of the Left (PDS) Democratic socialism Achille Occhetto
Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) Communism Fausto Bertinotti
Federation of the Greens (FdV) Green politics Franco Corleone
Italian Socialist Party (PSI) Social democracy Ottaviano Del Turco
The Network (LR) Anti-corruption Leoluca Orlando
Democratic Alliance (AD) Social liberalism Willer Bordon
Social Christians (CS) Christian left Pierre Carniti
Socialist Rebirth (RS) Social democracy

Achille Occhetto of the Democratic Party of the Left (PDS) was the Alliance's candidate for Prime Minister of Italy.

The Alliance suffered a huge defeat in the 1994 general election by the conservative Pole of Freedoms/Pole of Good Government. In 1996 the Alliance was succeeded by The Olive Tree coalition, which included the Italian People's Party (diminished by the split of the United Christian Democrats in 1995), Italian Renewal and Segni Pact, and excluding the Communist Refoundation Party, which was an external ally and presented its candidates under the "Progressives" banner in single-seat constituencies in Central Italy.

Election results[edit]

Italian Parliament[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1994 12,722,157 (#1) 33.0
213 / 630
Achille Occhetto
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1994 11,058,770 (#1) 33.4
123 / 315
Achille Occhetto

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gino Moliterno (11 September 2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Routledge. p. 852. ISBN 978-1-134-75877-7. 
  2. ^ Michael Gallagher; Paul Mitchell (15 September 2005). The Politics of Electoral Systems. OUP Oxford. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-19-153151-4. 
  3. ^ a b c Ram Mudambi; Pietro Navarra; Giuseppe Sobbrio (1 January 2001). Rules, Choice and Strategy: The Political Economy of Italian Electoral Reform. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-78195-082-1. 
  4. ^ Christina Holtz-Bacha; Gianpietro Mazzoleni (January 2004). The Politics of Representation: Election Campaigning and Proportional Representation. Peter Lang. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-8204-6148-9. 
  5. ^ a b Stefan Köppl (15 March 2007). Das politische System Italiens: Eine Einführung. Springer-Verlag. p. 98. ISBN 978-3-531-14068-1. 
  6. ^ Anna Bosco (13 September 2013). Party Change in Southern Europe. Routledge. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-136-76777-7.