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List of prime ministers of Suriname

Below is a list of Prime Ministers of Suriname from 1949 to 1988. In 1988 the position of Prime Minister of Suriname was abolished and replaced by a Vice President, who chairs the Council of Ministers ex officio.

Prime Minister of Suriname
Standard of Prime Minister of Suriname.svg
Flag of the Prime Minister of Suriname (1975–1988)
AppointerGovernor of Suriname (1949–1975)
President of Suriname (1975–1988)
Formation3 June 1949
First holderJulius Caesar de Miranda
Final holderJules Wijdenbosch
Abolished26 January 1988
SuccessionVice President of Suriname

Contents

List of Prime Ministers of SurinameEdit

Status
  Denotes Acting Prime Minister
Prime Minister Term of office Political affiliation
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
Surinam (colony of the Dutch Empire)
1   Julius Caesar de Miranda
(1906–1956)
3 June 1949 2 April 1951 1 year, 303 days Progressive Surinamese People's Party
2   Jacques Drielsma
(1886–1976)
5 April 1951 4 June 1951 60 days Independent
3   Johannes Ate Eildert Buiskool
(1899–1960)
4 June 1951 6 September 1952 1 year, 94 days Independent
4   Adriaan Alberga
(1887–1952)
6 September 1952 4 December 1952 89 days Independent
5   Archibald Currie
(1888–1986)
4 December 1952 20 August 1954 2 years, 11 days National Party of Suriname
20 August 1954 15 December 1954
Suriname (constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
1   Archibald Currie
(1888–1986)
15 December 1954 16 April 1955 122 days National Party of Suriname
2   Johan Ferrier
(1910–2010)
16 April 1955 25 June 1958 3 years, 70 days Surinamese Democratic Party
3   Severinus Desiré Emanuels
(1910–1981)
25 June 1958 30 June 1963 5 years, 5 days National Party of Suriname
4   Johan Adolf Pengel
(1916–1970)
30 June 1963 5 March 1969 5 years, 248 days National Party of Suriname
  Arthur J. May
(1903–1979)
5 March 1969 20 November 1969 260 days Independent
5   Jules Sedney
(born 1922)
20 November 1969 24 December 1973 4 years, 34 days Progressive National Party
6   Henck Arron
(1936–2000)
24 December 1973 25 November 1975 1 year, 336 days National Party of Suriname
Republic of Suriname
1   Henck Arron
(1936–2000)
25 November 1975 25 February 1980[a] 4 years, 92 days National Party of Suriname
2   Hendrick Chin A Sen
(1934–1999)
15 March 1980 4 February 1982[b] 1 year, 326 days Nationalist Republican Party
3   Henry Neijhorst
(born 1940)
31 March 1982 9 December 1982 253 days Independent
4   Errol Alibux
(born 1948)
26 February 1983 8 January 1984 316 days Progressive Workers' and Farmers' Union
5   Wim Udenhout
(born 1937)
3 February 1984 17 July 1986 2 years, 164 days Independent
6   Pretaap Radhakishun
(1934–2001)
17 July 1986 7 April 1987 264 days Basic Party for Renewal and Democracy
7   Jules Wijdenbosch
(born 1942)
7 April 1987 26 January 1988 294 days National Democratic Party

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Deposed in the Sergeants' Coup.
  2. ^ Dismissed by Bouterse.

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