Progressive Valdostan Union (2013)

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Progressive Valdostan Union
Union Valdôtaine Progressiste
President Luigi Bertschy
Founded 26 January 2013
Split from Valdostan Union
Headquarters 87, Pont-Suaz
Newspaper Le Progressiste
Ideology Regionalism[1]
Social liberalism[1]
Political position Centre-left
National affiliation none
European affiliation none
International affiliation none
European Parliament group no MEPs
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Council of the Valley
6 / 35

The Progressive Valdostan Union (French: Union Valdôtaine Progressiste, UVP) is a centre-left political party active in the Aosta Valley, Italy. Its leading members are Laurent Viérin, Alessia Favre and Luigi Bertschy (president).


The party emerged in January 2013 as a split from the Valdostan Union (UV), similarly to what had happened forty years before with the historical UVP. Over the years the UV had become more acquainted with the centre-right and this caused the exit of three regional councillors (Luciano Caveri, Laurent Viérin and Andrea Rosset), who launched the UVP on 4 January 2013.[2] The party's first president was Claudio Brédy, who was succeeded by Alessia Favre in 2014.

In the 2013 general election Viérin missed the election to the Chamber of Deputies for less than 200 votes.[3]

In the 2013 regional election UVP obtained 19.2% of the vote and 7 seats in the Regional Council.[4]

In March 2016, during its congress, the party elected Luigi Bertschy as new president.[5][6][7][8] In June, after months of negotiations, the UVP joined the regional government.[9][10] with Viérin minister of Health,[11] The move was opposed by Caveri and Brédy, who left the party in protest.[12][13] In August also Elso Gérandin, regional councillor and former deputy floor leader, left the party.[14][15] However, in March 2017 the UVP left the government and, along with Edelweiss (SA), Autonomy Liberty Participation Ecology (ALPE) and For Our Valley (PNV), formed a new government without the UV, under President Pierluigi Marquis (SA), with Viérin Vice President and minister of Agriculture and Bertschy minister of Health.[16][17][18][19]


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  1. ^ a b Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ "Presentata la nuova Union valdôtaine progressiste" (in Italian). 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
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