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President of Suriname
Flag of the President of Suriname.svg
Standard of the President of Suriname
Chan Santokhi, 2020.png
Incumbent
Chan Santokhi

since 16 July 2020
Style His Excellency
Residence Presidential Palace
Term length Five years, renewable
Inaugural holder Johan Ferrier
Formation 25 November 1975
Deputy Vice President of Suriname
Salary 133,560 USD annually
Website [1]

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).

List of presidents

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Johan Ferrier 1975.jpg Johan Ferrier

(1910–2010)

25 November

1975

13 August

1980

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- Desi Bouterse (cropped).jpg Dési Bouterse

(1945–)

13 August

1980

15 August

1980

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2 H.Chin A Sen.jpg Hendrick Chin A Sen

(1934–1999)

15 August

1980

4 February

1982

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0173.&&&&&0173 days Nationalist Republican Party
- Desi Bouterse (cropped).jpg Dési Bouterse

(1945–)

4 February

1982

4 February

1982

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3 L.F.Ramdat Misier (cropped).jpg Fred Ramdat Misier

(1926–2004)

8 February

1982

25 January

1988

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0351.&&&&&0351 days Independent
4 Ramsewak Shankar

(1937–)

25 January

1988

24 December

1990

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0333.&&&&&0333 days Progressive Reform Party (Suriname)
- Portret van Iwan Graanoogst, surinaams minister van leger en politie., Bestanddeelnr 931-6585.jpg Ivan Graanoogst

(1950–)

24 December

1990

29 December

1990

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5 Johan Kraag (1965).jpg Johan Kraag

(1913–1996)

29 December

1990

15 September 1991 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0261.&&&&&0261 days National Party of Suriname
6 Ronald Venetiaan.jpg Ronald Venetiaan

(1937–)

15 September

1991

15 September

1996

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7 JulesWijdenbosch2017.jpg Jules Wijdenbosch

(1942–)

15 September

1996

12 August

2000

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0332.&&&&&0332 days National Democratic Party (Suriname)
8 Ronald Venetiaan.jpg Ronald Venetiaan

(1937–)

12 August

2000

12 August

2010

&&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 days National Party of Suriname
9 President Bouterse.JPG Dési Bouterse

(1945–)

12 August 2010 16 July 2020 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0339.&&&&&0339 days National Democratic Party (Suriname)
10 Chan Santokhi (2016) 2 (cropped).png Chandrikapersad Santokhi

(1959–)

16 July 2020 Incumbent &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 days Progressive Reform Party (Suriname)
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