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Chan Santokhi
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9th President of Suriname
Assumed office
16 July 2020
Vice President Ronnie Brunswijk
Preceded by Dési Bouterse
Leader of the Progressive Reform Party
Assumed office
3 July 2011
Preceded by Ramdien Sardjoe
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
12 August 2010
Constituency Wanica District
Minister of Justice and Police
In office
1 September 2005 – 13 August 2010
Personal details
Born
Chandrikapersad Santokhi

3 February 1959 (1959-02-03) (age 63)
Lelydorp, Suriname
Political party Vooruitstrevende Hervormings Partij (VHP)
Domestic partner Melissa Seenacherry

Chandrikapersad "Chan" Santokhi (born 3 February 1959) is a Surinamese politician and former chief of police.

After winning the 2020 elections, Santokhi was the only nomination for President of Suriname. On 13 July, Santokhi was elected President in an uncontested election. He was inaugurated three days later on 16 July.

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