Aug. 3, 2005 Held


Republic of Suriname

Election for Surinamese Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:875
Valid Votes:875
Invalid Votes:16

Vote Share by Candidate:




Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Suriname

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Runaldo Ronald VENETIAAN *
  • Head of Government: Head of Government Runaldo Ronald VENETIAAN
  • Assembly: Suriname has a unicameral the National Assembly (Nationale Assemblee) with 51 seats.

* 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.

Description of electoral system:

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

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

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 486,618 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 891 (August 2005 Number reflects number of members of People’s Assembly, which is composed of members of parliament, provincial and district councils)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 245,048 (2005)

·         Is Suriname a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Suriname ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (1 March 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (following the 2005 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 103 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/a

Disability Data:

·         Is Suriname a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Suriname ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 73,799 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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