Social Progressive Party of South Tyrol

Regionalism (politics) Social Democratic Party of South Tyrol Landtag of South Tyrol
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Social Democratic Party of South Tyrol

Sozialdemokratische Partei Südtirols
LeaderEgmont Jenny
Split fromSouth Tyrolean People's Party
Merged intoSocial Democratic Party of South Tyrol
IdeologySouth Tyrolean regionalism
Social democracy
Political positionCentre-left

The Social Progressive Party of South Tyrol (German: Soziale Fortschrittspartei Südtirols, SFP) was a regionalist social-democratic party of German speakers South Tyrol that was active from 1966 to 1978.

It was launched in 1966 by Egmont Jenny, former leader of the left-wing of the South Tyrolean People's Party (SVP), and thanks to the support of the Socialist Party of Austria and its leader Bruno Kreisky. Its best electoral result was in 1968 when it won 2.4% of the vote, although not winning any seat in the Landtag of South Tyrol, while in 1973 it took 1.7% and got Jenny elected to the Provincial Council. The party, after having failed to merge with the Social Democratic Party of South Tyrol (5.1% in 1973) and even tried to form an alliance with the right-wing Party of Independents, it was disbanded in the late 1970s, with Jenny leaving the Landtag in 1978.[1][2]

Electoral results

Provincial Council

Landtag of South Tyrol
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
1968 5,332 2.6
0 / 25
1973 4,012 1.7
1 / 34
Increase 1
1978 2,047 0.8
0 / 34
Decrease 1



  1. ^ Pallaver, Günther (2007), "Südtirols politische Parteien 1945-2005" (PDF), Die Region Trentino-Südtirol im 20. Jahrhundert — 1: Politik und Institutionen (in German), p. 602
    or Pallaver, Günther (2007), "I partiti politici in Alto Adige dal 1945 al 2005" (PDF), La Regione Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol nel XX secolo — I: Politica e Istituzioni (in Italian), pp. 571–572
  2. ^ [1] Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine