PARAMARIBO, July 13, 2020 - The Suriname National Assembly today elected the head of the Progressive Reform party, VHP, 61 year old Chandrikapersad Santokhi, as the country's new president while leader of the Abop party Ronnie Brunswijk is the new vice president of Suriname.
PARAMARIBO – June 22, 2020 - Suriname’s president Desi Bouterse has conceded his loss of the May 25 general elections to Chan Santokhi’s VHP and his coalition partners from the smaller parties. On Saturday, his National Democratic Party officially congratulated the political parties that won in the last general elections and will contribute to the formation of the next coalition government.
PARAMARIBO, June 11, 2020 - VHP chairman Chandrikapersad Santokhi who is widely expected to be Suriname’s next president, wants Dutch radio station BNR to retract a statement which quoted Santokhi as saying he would not be reluctant to extradite NDP chairman and current president Desi Bouterse to the Netherlands where he was convicted in absentia for cocaine trafficking.
PARAMARIBO, June 6, 2020 - Chairman of Suriname’s Abop party, Ronnie Brunswijk says he had no interest in forming a coalition with NDP chairman Desi Bouterse as the people of Suriname has rejected him at the polls.
PARAMARIBO – June 1, 2020 - VHP President and the man who is expected to become the next president of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi says he is seeking cooperation from NDP’s Chairman President Desi Bouterse to cooperate in electing the new president to the National Assembly (DNA).
PARAMARIBO, Suriname, May 29, 2020 - Ahead of the official declarations in Monday’s general elections, negotiations have already begun between the apparent winners, Chandrikapersad Santokhi’s VHP with 20 seats and the Abop party led by Ronnie Brunswijk to form a new coalition government in Suriname.
PARAMARIBO, May 26, 2020- Рrеѕіdеnt , Dеѕі Воutеrѕе, may not be re-elected president by the National Assembly, as рrеlіmіnаrу rеѕultѕ оf Моndау’ѕ gеnеrаl еlесtіоn indicate that his Nаtіоnаl Dеmосrаtіс Раrtу, has lоѕt 11 ѕеаtѕ, leaving him with a total of 15 from which he may be unable to negotiate a majority.