- "When the late Crown Prince Serg called Count Vortala a phoney progressive, it wasn't altogether nonsense. Insults that sting always have some truth in them. Count Vortala has been trying to form his progressive party in the upper classes only. Among the people who matter, as he would say."
- ―Aral, on Vortala's Progressive party[src]
While earlier books primarily focused on the Centrist Coalition, of which the Progressive Party was a major part, later books, particularly A Civil Campaign gave the impression that things had moved towards a two party system, the Progressives and the Conservatives. Unlike the Conservative Party of that time, the Progressives had no identified leader, though Miles Vorkosigan played a prominent role in the party.
Known Members of the Progressive PartyEdit
- Count Vortala (founder)
- Miles Naismith Vorkosigan
- Count René Vorbretten
- Count Dono Vorrutyer
- Count Vorsmythe (referenced in A Civil Campaign)
Most books have some mention of the party, but the following ones are particularly useful: