Union and Progress Party (Persia)

Union and Progress Party[2] or Unity and Progress Party[1] (Persian: حزب اتفاق و ترقی‎, romanizedḤezb-e Ettefāq wa taraqqī) was a political party in constitutional period Persia.[2]

Union and Progress Party
LeaderZayn-al-ʿĀbedīn Mostaʿān-al-Molk[1]
Founded1908
NewspaperEsteghlal-e Iran[1]
IdeologySocialism

In the 1909 Persian legislative election, they won 4 seats and allied with the Moderate Socialists Party against Democrat Party.[3]

The party's line had little resemblance to that of the Young Turks and contained some socialist demands. Most of the party's supporters were active in the countrysides.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Parvin, Nasereddin (January 19, 2012) [December 15, 1998]. "ESTEQLĀL-e ĪRĀN". In Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.). Encyclopædia Iranica. Fasc. 6. VIII. New York City: Bibliotheca Persica Press. p. 655. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ettehadieh, Mansoureh (October 28, 2011) [December 15, 1992]. "CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION v. Political parties of the constitutional period". In Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.). Encyclopædia Iranica. Fasc. 2. VI. New York City: Bibliotheca Persica Press. pp. 199–202. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Atabaki, Touraj (2006). Iran and the First World War: Battleground of the Great Powers. Library of Modern Middle East Studies. 43. I.B.Tauris. pp. 140–141. ISBN 1860649645.