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Progressive Valdostan Union (1973)

The Progressive Valdostan Union (Union Valdôtaine Progressiste, UVP) was a social-democratic Italian political party active in Aosta Valley.

Progressive Valdostan Union

Union Valdôtaine Progressiste
Split fromValdostan Union
Merged intoProgressive Democratic Autonomists
IdeologyAostan regionalism
Social democracy
Political positionCentre-left


It emerged in 1973 as a split from the Valdostan Union and won 6.7% of the vote in that year’s regional election. After a decline in term of votes (3.1% in 1978), UVP joined forces with the Popular Democrats in the 1983 regional election, winning 10.4%. In 1984 the two parties merged to form the Progressive Democratic Autonomists.

The leaders of the party included Bruno Salvadori, whose federalist ideas strongly influenced Umberto Bossi, founder and leader of Lega Nord.[1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2009-01-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)