President of Suriname

head of state and head of government 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
StyleHis Excellency
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 presidentsEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Johan Ferrier

(1910–2010)

25 November

1975

13 August

1980

4 years, 262 days National Party of Suriname
2   Hendrick Chin A Sen

(1934–1999)

15 August

1980

4 February

1982

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

(1937–)

25 January

1988

24 December

1990

2 years, 333 days Progressive Reform Party (Suriname)
5   Johan Kraag

(1913–1996)

29 December

1990

15 September 1991 261 days National Party of Suriname
6   Ronald Venetiaan

(1937–)

15 September

1991

15 September

1996

4 years, 365 days National Party of Suriname
7   Jules Wijdenbosch

(1942–)

15 September

1996

12 August

2000

3 years, 332 days National Democratic Party (Suriname)
8   Ronald Venetiaan

(1937–)

12 August

2000

12 August

2010

10 years, 0 days National Party of Suriname
9   Dési Bouterse

(1945–)

12 August 2010 16 July 2020 9 years, 339 days National Democratic Party (Suriname)
10   Chandrikapersad Santokhi

(1959–)

16 July 2020 Incumbent 2 years, 144 days Progressive Reform Party (Suriname)

NotesEdit

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.