Union for Progress and Reform

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Union for Progress and Reform

Union pour le Progrès et le Changement
Leader Zéphirin Diabré
Founded2010
Ideology Big tent
Liberal democracy [1]
Political position Centre
Continental affiliation Africa Liberal Network
International affiliation Liberal International (Observer)
National Assembly
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The Union for Progress and Reform (French : Union pour le Progrès et le Changement, UPC) is a political party in Burkina Faso. The party describes itself as non-ideological. [1]

History

Zephirin Diabre and his collaborators of the UPC in Ouagadougou, October 2017. Zephirin Diabre et ses collaborateurs au sein de l'UPC, 2017.jpg
Zéphirin Diabré and his collaborators of the UPC in Ouagadougou, October 2017.

The UPC was established by Zéphirin Diabré in 2010 after he left the ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP). [2] [3] It finished third in the popular vote in the 2012 parliamentary elections with 11%, winning 19 of the 127 seats in the National Assembly, becoming the second-largest party after the CDP. In the 2015 general elections it received 21% of the vote, winning 33 seats. Its presidential candidate Zéphirin Diabré finished second with 30% of the vote.

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References

  1. 1 2 About UPC- Union pour le Progrès et le Changement Official UPC Facebook page
  2. Tom Lansford (2014) Political Handbook of the World 2014, CQ Press, p203
  3. Last elections IPU