Republic of Suriname
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. For the colonial history of Suriname see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1991–92, p. 1154. On 25 Nov. 1975, Suriname gained independence. Following a period of military rule, Suriname returned to democracy in Jan. 1988 following elections in Nov. 1987, but on 24 Dec. 1990 a further military coup deposed the government. Ronald Venetiaan was elected President in Sept. 1991.


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Further Reading

  1. Dew, E. M., Trouble in Suriname, 1975–1993. New York, 1995Google Scholar
  2. Hoefte, R. A. L., Suriname: [Bibliography], Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1990Google Scholar
  3. National statistical office: Algemeen Bureau voor de Statistiek, POB244, Paramaribo.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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