President of Suriname

The President of the Republic of Suriname (Dutch: President van de Republiek Suriname) is, in accordance with the Constitution of 1987, the head of state and head of government of Suriname, and commander-in-chief of the Suriname National Army (SNL).

President of Suriname
President van de Republiek Suriname
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Incumbent
Chan Santokhi

since 16 July 2020
ResidencePresidential Palace
Term lengthFive years, renewable
Inaugural holderJohan Ferrier
Formation25 November 1975
DeputyVice President of Suriname
Salary133,560 USD annually[1][2]
Website[1]

List of Presidents of SurinameEdit

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President Term of office Political party
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Johan Ferrier
(1910–2010)
25 November 1975 13 August 1980[a] 4 years, 262 days Independent
2   Hendrick Chin A Sen
(1934–1999)
15 August 1980 4 February 1982[b] 1 year, 173 days Nationalist Republican Party
3   Fred Ramdat Misier
(1926–2004)
8 February 1982 25 January 1988 5 years, 351 days Independent
4   Ramsewak Shankar
(born 1937)
25 January 1988 24 December 1990[c] 2 years, 333 days Progressive Reform Party
5   Johan Kraag
(1913–1996)
29 December 1990 16 September 1991 261 days National Party of Suriname
6   Ronald Venetiaan
(born 1937)
16 September 1991 15 September 1996 4 years, 365 days National Party of Suriname
7   Jules Wijdenbosch
(born 1942)
15 September 1996 12 August 2000 3 years, 332 days National Democratic Party
(6)   Ronald Venetiaan
(born 1937)
12 August 2000 12 August 2010 10 years, 0 days National Party of Suriname
8   Dési Bouterse
(born 1945)
12 August 2010 16 July 2020 9 years, 356 days National Democratic Party
9   Chan Santokhi
(born 1959)
16 July 2020 Incumbent 17 days
(as of 2 August 2020)
Progressive Reform Party

NotesEdit

  1. Resigned after the Sergeants' Coup.
  2. Dismissed by Bouterse.
  3. Deposed in the Telephone Coup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Starnieuws - Salaris alle ministers is ruim SRD 15.000 netto". www.starnieuws.com.
  2. BFMTV. "Qui sont les chefs d'État les mieux rémunérés au monde?". BFMTV.
  3. http://www.gov.sr/kabinet-van-de-president/over-het-kabinet/historie.aspx