Republic of Suriname

573,311 6

Population (as of June 3, 2015)

Elections in our database

356,223 78.78%

Registered Voters (as of June 26, 2015)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Head of Government Head of Government Head of Government
National Assembly Nationale Assemblée Assembly
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Desiré Delano BOUTERSE
  • Head of Government: Head of Government Desiré Delano BOUTERSE
  • Assembly: Suriname has a unicameral National Assembly (Nationale Assemblée) with 51 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.*
  • In the National Assembly (Nationale Assemblée) 51 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

* If no presidential or vice presidential candidate receives a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly after two votes, a simple majority is required in the United People's Assembly (Volksvergadering), which consists of 893 representatives from the national, local, and regional councils.

*** Members are elected to 10 multi-member constituencies. District magnitude is determined by the constitution and not population size.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 2000-05-25 182,912 269,165 67.96%
National Assembly 2005-05-25 202,368 333,985 60.59%
President 2005-08-03 875 891 98.2%
National Assembly 2010-05-25 237,575 324,490 73.21%
President 2010-07-19 51 51 100.0%
National Assembly 2015-05-25 259,030 356,223 72.72%

Voter Turnout