Melanesian Progressive Union
|Melanesian Progressive Union|
|Headquarters||rue Paul Doumer - Centre-ville
|Ideology||Separatism, Social democracy|
|National affiliation||None, close to the Socialist Party|
|European Parliament group||None|
|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
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).
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.
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