2010 Surinamese general election

General elections were held in Suriname on 25 May 2010.[1]

2010 Surinamese general election

 2005 25 May 2010 2015 

51 seats in the National Assembly
26 seats needed for a majority
PartyLeader % Seats +/–
Megacombinatie Dési Bouterse 40.22 23 New
NFDO Ronald Venetiaan 31.65 14 -9
VVV Jules Wijdenbosch 12.98 6 +1
DOE 5.09 1 New
AC 4.70 7 +2
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Chairman of the National Assembly before Chairman of the National Assembly after
Paul Somohardjo
Pertjajah Luhur
Jennifer Simons

Nine entities contested the election, including several coalitions.[2] Pre-election polls suggested a share of 41% of the vote going to the "Mega Combination" coalition that includes the National Democratic Party of former dictator Dési Bouterse.[3][4] The ruling Nieuw Front (NF) had around 22.5% support.[3] There were 324,490 people registered to vote in the election which would determine the holders of 51 parliament seats, 116 regional positions and 752 municipal positions.[3][5]

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