Progressive Alliance (Alsland)

Progressive Alliance

Progressyf Alliânsje
Progressive Allianz
Progrvẹrcic Vyncynn
Progressiivne liit
AbbreviationPA
PV (Fawkhamshire and Hamptonshire)
PL (Martiland)
LeaderOttila Möller (Social Democratic Alliance)
FoundedAugust 14, 1956 (1956-08-14) (United Socialist Front)
March 28, 1958 (1958-03-28) (Alliance for Alslandic Socialism)
February 9, 2003 (2003-02-09) (Progressive Alliance)
HeadquartersYndyk
IdeologySocial Democracy
Democratic Socialism
Pro-Eucleanism
Minority politics
Factions:
Centrism
Left-wing nationalism
Political positionCentre-left to left wing
Euclean Parliament groupSAE (SdA, SDyD, SP)
AFRE (KPP)
Colors     Red
Slogan"For all Mankind"
Members
Folkssenaat
93 / 231
Members of the Federal Presidency
2 / 4
Euclean Parliament
9 / 24
Election symbol
30px
Website
progressyfalliânsje.com

The Progressive Alliance (Dellish: Progressyf Alliânsje, Weranian: Progressive Allianz, Swathish: Progrvẹrcic Vyncynn, Kirenian: Progressiivne liit), formerly the Alliance for Alslandic Socialism is a Political alliance in Alsland formed by the Social Democratic Alliance, Social Democrats in Delland, Socialist Party and the Radical Front in 1956 to contest the 1957 Alslandic legislative election.

The alliance is one of three political alliances in Alsland with the other being the National Bloc and Together for the Republic. Each bloc is seen as political opponents to each other. Members of the alliance agree not to stand candidates in provinces which another member party stands candidates in.

History

Founding

With the 1956 General election approaching, Premier Witte Reitsma met with other centre-left and left wing political leaders in an attempt to maximise left-wing representation in the Folkssenaat. An informal alliance already existed between the Socialist Party which was at the time a federal party and the Social Democrats in Delland who had cooperated after the resignation of Samuel Hudson.

After meeting with the leaders of the Social Democratic Alliance, Socialist Party, Alslandic Section of the Worker's International and the Radical Front, Reitsma announced the creation of the 'United Socialist Front'. In the election the alliance won 2/3rds of all seats in the Folkssenaat.

Following the election it was Reitsma's stated intention to disband the alliance but the better than expected result and the founding of the National Bloc persuaded him to reach out to the other leaders and establish a permanent alliance.

After several rounds of negotiations the Socialist Party, Social Democratic Alliance and Social Democrats in Delland formed the 'Alliance for Alslandic Socialism'. At the time the alliance was denounced by ASAY politicians who withdrew support from the government after being removed from the initial negotiations. The alliance members agreed to not stand candidates against each other to maximise the seats they can gain in an election and all member parties would work together to form future governments.

After their membership was rejected from the Alliance, the Radical Front and ASAY formed the short lived 'Worker's Agreement' although the Radical Front adopted more socially conservative and economically liberal stances and finally merged with the Estmerish National Party to form the Swathish People's Party in 1977.

Alliance for Alslandic Socialism

  • Government (1958-1960)
  • Opposition (1960-1975)
  • Government and Martiland Crisis (1975-1985)
  • Grand coalition govt and rise of Adalbrecht Brötzmann (1986-1989)
  • Government and rise of Zijlstra (1990-2000)

Progressive Alliance

  • Zijlstra's renaming
  • Rise of the Worker's Party
  • Return to government and fall
  • Opposition
  • Möller administration

Policy overview

  • Economy and Finance
    • Larger Welfare state
    • Greater role for Trade Unions
    • Support 'Buy Euclean' programs
    • Increased spending
  • Social and federal affairs
    • Reduction in Non-EC and unskilled immigration
    • Official language status for Kirenian
    • Environmentalism
    • Commitment to Net-Zero emissions by 2050

Composition

Party Scope Folkssenaat Euclean Parliament Ideology
Social Democrats in Delland (SDyD) Delland, Middewald, Yndyk
34 / 231
3 / 24
Social Democracy
Pro-Eucleanism
Democratic Socialism
Dellish minority politics
Social Democratic Alliance (SdA) Garz, Zittau
28 / 231
4 / 24
Social democracy
Pro-Eucleanism
Weranian minority politics
Socialist Party (SP) Hamptonshire, Fawkhamshire
18 / 231
2 / 24
Social democracy
Pro-Eucleanism
Estmerish minority politics
Kirenian People's Party (KPP) Martiland
13 / 231
0 / 24
Social democracy
Pro-Eucleanism
Democratic Socialism
Kirenian minority politics

Relationship with other Blocs

Controversies

Martiland

Throughout most of the alliance's history, it has denied ethnic Kirenians in Martiland proper representation in the alliance, instead from 1958 until 1995 the SDyD ran candidates in Martiland. Members of the SDyD were the most vocal in their opposition to including any Kirenian party in the alliance. Under the leadership of Seine De Haan in 1994 the party condemned the inclusion of the Kirenian People's Party. The SDyD was fined €1.2 Million for promoting hate speech directed at ethnic Kirenians in Martiland by the Alslandic supreme court in 1996. The decision was not appealed but was criticised by various SDyD politicians including newly elected leader Bonne Zijlstra.

In 2004, Premier Martina Scott's new cabinet was criticised for not including any members of the KPP or ethnic Kirenians. The cabinet led to the KPP threatening to withdraw from the Progressive Alliance and withdraw it's support for the government. In the subsequent election the KPP didn't endorse Scott who lost the election and was forced to resign.

Monopoly on left-wing politics

Opposition to immigration and Euclean federalism

Yndyk dispute

Xenophobia

Representation

Federal level

Provincial and Municipal level

Electoral performance

Federal Presidency

Folkssenaat

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1957 TBD TBD
140 / 205
Increase 140 Increase 1st Progressive
1960 TBD TBD
86 / 200
Decrease 54 Steady 1st National coalition
1963 TBD TBD
88 / 200
Increase 2 Steady 1st National coalition
1966 TBD TBD
91 / 200
Increase 3 Steady 1st National coalition
1969 TBD TBD
98 / 200
Increase 7 Steady 1st National minority
1970 TBD TBD
80 / 210
Decrease 18 Decrease 2nd National coalition
1973 TBD TBD
93 / 210
Increase 13 Increase 1st National coalition
1976 TBD TBD
94 / 210
Increase 1 Steady 1st Progressive coalition
1979 TBD TBD
90 / 215
Decrease 4 Steady 1st Progressive coalition
1982 TBD TBD
99 / 215
Increase 9 Steady 1st Progressive coalition
1985 TBD TBD
78 / 215
Decrease 19 Decrease 2nd National-Progressive coalition
1988 TBD TBD
85 / 215
Increase 7 Steady 2nd National-Progressive coalition
1991 TBD TBD
112 / 221
Increase 27 Increase 1st Progressive
1994 TBD TBD
110 / 221
Decrease 2 Steady 1st Progressive minority
1997 TBD TBD
104 / 221
Decrease 6 Steady 1st Progressive coalition
2000 TBD TBD
118 / 226
Increase 14 Steady 1st Progressive
2003 TBD TBD
109 / 226
Decrease 9 Steady 1st Progressive coalition
2006 TBD TBD
45 / 226
Decrease 64 Decrease 3rd Workers coalition
2009 TBD TBD
63 / 229
Increase 18 Increase 2nd National-Progressive-Centre coalition
2011 TBD TBD
84 / 229
Increase 21 Increase 1st Progressive coalition
2014 TBD TBD
60 / 229
Decrease 24 Decrease 2nd National coalition
2017 TBD TBD
64 / 229
Increase 4 Steady 2nd National coalition
2020 TBD TBD
96 / 231
Increase 32 Increase 1st Progressive minority

Euclean Parliament

Election Party Group Leader Votes Seats Position
No. Share No. ± Share
2019 SAE Ottila Möller TBD TBD
9 / 24
Increase 1 37.5% Steady 2nd

Symbols