Suriname: Heads of State: 1975-2021 - Archontology.org

Suriname: Heads of State: 1975-2021

President van de Republiek Suriname | President of the Republic of Suriname
25 Nov 1975 - 13 Aug 1980 Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier
Militair Gezag: Bevelhebber van het Nationaal Leger | Military Authority: Commander of the National Army
13 Aug 1980 - 13 Aug 1980 Désiré Delano Bouterse
President van de Republiek Suriname | President of the Republic of Suriname
13 Aug 1980 - 4 Feb 1982 Hendrick Rudolf Chin A Sen [1]
Militair Gezag: Bevelhebber van het Nationaal Leger | Military Authority: Commander of the National Army
4 Feb 1982 - 7 Feb 1982 Désiré Delano Bouterse (x)
President van de Republiek Suriname | President of the Republic of Suriname
7 Feb 1982 - 25 Jan 1988 Lachmipersad Frederik Ramdat Misier
25 Jan 1988 - 29 Dec 1990 Ramsewak Shankar
Militair Gezag: Bevelhebber van het Nationaal Leger | Military Authority: Commander of the National Army
29 Dec 1990 - 29 Dec 1990 Ivan Frank Graanoogst
President van de Republiek Suriname | President of the Republic of Suriname
29 Dec 1990 - 16 Sep 1991 Johannes Samuel Petrus Kraag
16 Sep 1991 - 14 Sep 1996 Runaldo Ronald Venetiaan
14 Sep 1996 - 12 Aug 2000 Jules Albert Wijdenbosch
12 Aug 2000 - 12 Aug 2010 Runaldo Ronald Venetiaan (x)
12 Aug 2010 - 16 Jul 2020 Désiré Delano Bouterse (x)
16 Jul 2020 - Chandrikapersad Santokhi

[1] The state power was "unconditionally transferred" to the Military Authority (Militair Gezag) effective 16:00 4 Feb 1982 in accordance with a presidential decree of 4 Feb 1982. The resignation of Chin A Sen (dated 4 Feb 1982) was accepted by the Military Authority by a decree of 5 Feb 1982 (to be effective 10:00 8 Feb 1982).
[2] Misier was appointed provisional head of state by a decree of the Military Authority of 7 Feb 1982 with immediate effect. His term is deemed to have commenced on that date as Chin A Sen had formally transferred the state power to the Military Authority.
Last updated on: 05 Aug 2020 14:52:43