Frédéric Guirma

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Frédéric Guirma meeting with President Kennedy in 1961

Frédéric Fernand Guirma (born 27 April 1931, Ouagadougou) is a diplomat, writer and politician from Burkina Faso.[1] In 1959 he became the president of the trade union centre CATC.[2] From 1960 to 1963 he was the Republic of Upper Volta's first Ambassador to the United States. He was also Permanent Representative to the United Nations.[3] He heads the conservative political party Front de Refus or RDA. He gained 5.87% of the vote in the 1998 presidential election.[4]

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  1. ^ Library of Congress name authority file
  2. ^ Kabeya Muase, Charles. Syndicalisme et démocratie en Afrique noire: l'expérience du Burkina Faso, 1936-1988. Abidjan: Inadès édition, 1988. p. 55
  3. ^ Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Upper Volta (Haute Volta), 1978, p. 86
  4. ^ Elections Today, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Winter 1999), p. 29