Suriname's Ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Wins Election

June 5, 2015, 4:40 p.m.

Suriname's ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is allegedly disputing the results of the country's National Assembly elections, held on 25 May, 2015. According to preliminary results, the ruling NDP took 26 out of 51 National Assembly seats, giving it an absolute majority. However, in Suriname the election of the president relies on a two-thirds parliamentary majority. NDP leader President Desi BOUTERSE will thus need to secure 8 more votes to guarantee his re-election.[1] The NDP has cited issues in 20 out of 623 polling stations, despite positive reports by regional observer group CARICOM. [2] The polling stations are currently under investigation. 


[1] http://news.yahoo.com/suriname-presidents-party-protests-election-results-231630875.html

[2] http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2389345&CategoryId=14092

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