Melanesian Progressive Union

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Melanesian Progressive Union
Leader Victor Tutugoro
Founded 1974 (1974)
Headquarters rue Paul Doumer - Centre-ville
98805 Nouméa
Ideology Separatism, Social democracy
National affiliation None, close to the Socialist Party
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Red
Seats in the Congress 0
Seats in the South Province 1
Seats in the North Province 1
Seats in the Loyalty Islands Province 0
Politics of New Caledonia
Political parties
Elections

The Melanesian Progressive Union (French: Union progressiste mélanésienne, UPM) is a militant socialist pro-independence political party in New Caledonia. It is a component of the National Union for Independence, which in turn is one of the two components of the Kanak Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS).

History[edit]

The UPM was founded in 1974 by Melanesian supporters of the Caledonian Union who were opposed to the leader of the party, the white Maurice Lenormand. At first a Trotskyist political party close to the LCR in France, the party has since moderated to become a social democratic party.