1977 Surinamese general election

General elections were held in Suriname on 31 October 1977, the first after independence.[1] The result was a victory for the National Party Combination (an alliance of the National Party of Suriname, the Renewed Progressive Party, the Party for National Unity and Solidarity and the Suriname Progressive People's Party),[2] which won 22 of the 39 seats.

1977 Surinamese general election
← 1973 31 October 1977 1987 →

39 seats in Parliament
20 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats +/–
NPSHPPKTPIPSV Henck Arron 45.41 22 0
VHPVVP–NPD–SPSPL Jagernath Lachmon 44.12 17 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Henck Arron
Henck Arron

Results edit

National Party Combination (NPSHPPKTPIPSV)56,17645.41220
United Democratic Party (VHPVVP–NPD–SPSPL)54,58344.12170
Nationalist Republican Party5,8714.750
People's Party [nl]4,5343.660New
Progressive Workers' and Farmers' Union1,0060.810New
Democratic People's Front (DVF–VIP–PLP–BEPPBP [nl])9640.7800
Progressive Muslim Party3610.290New
Progressive National Party2250.1800
Registered voters/turnout159,082
Source: Nohlen

References edit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p614 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p620