Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally

The Alliance pour la Démocratie et la Fédération - Rassemblement Démocratique Africain, ADF - RDA is a party from the West African nation of Burkina Faso.


Originally, the ADF - RDA oriented to the ideals of Pan-Africanism, today, the ADF - RDA defined in its political program as vague socially liberal. She is part of a national section of the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain, RDA.


The ADF - RDA emerged in 1998 in its present form from a merger between several smaller parties and the ADF with the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain traditional, RDA, in its programmatic tradition she finds herself today. The ADF - RDA is of the voter strength, are considered one of the most consistent parties Burkina Faso. Already in the parliamentary elections of May 24, 1992 May 11, 1997, which were not disputed by the ADF and the RDA independently, they came together on a similar voter share of around 13%.

The first President of Burkina Faso, Maurice Yaméogo, his character the RDA, merged immediately after independence, the RDA with several smaller parties, the Union Démocratique Voltaïque ( UDV ), and banned opposition parties. In order for certain 1960-1966 UDV only party politics Burkina Faso.

Current policy

The ADF - RDA is now a smaller coalition partner of the dominant Congrès pour la démocratie et le progrès, CDP. Will provide you with the party president Gilbert Noël Ouedraogo ( Minister of Transport ) and Hyppolite Ouedraogo ( delegated Minister for Technical and Vocational Education ) two of a total of 34 ministers of the current government under Yonli.

In the parliamentary elections of 6 May 2007, the ADF - RDA suffered slight losses. You lose three of their previous 17 seats, but thus remains at 14 from a total of 111 seats still the second largest party in parliament.

A similar voter strength of around 13% reached the ADF - RDA also in the municipal elections of 2006.