Jules Wijdenbosch

Jules Albert Wijdenbosch (born 2 May 1941[1] in Paramaribo) is a Surinamese politician who was President of Suriname from 1996 to 2000.[2] He was a member of the National Democratic Party, which held absolute power in Suriname during the 1980s. He was Prime Minister from April 1987 until January 1988, Vice President from January 1991 until September 1991,[3] and President from September 1996 until August 2000.[4] He is now the leader of Democratic National Platform 2000. The Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, which connects the East of the country with Paramaribo, has been named after Wijdenbosch.[5]

Jules Wijdenbosch
7th President of Suriname
In office
15 September 1996  12 August 2000
Vice PresidentPretaap Radhakishun
Preceded byRonald Venetiaan
Succeeded byRonald Venetiaan
2nd Vice President of Suriname
In office
7 January 1991  16 September 1991
PresidentJohan Kraag
Preceded byHenck Arron
Succeeded byJules Ajodhia
Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
7 April 1987  26 January 1988
PresidentFred Ramdat Misier
Preceded byPretaap Radhakishun
Succeeded byPosition abolished
6th Deputy Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
17 July 1986  7 April 1987
Prime MinisterPretaap Radhakishun
Preceded byFrank Leeflang
Succeeded byHarry Kensmil
Personal details
Born
Jules Albert Wijdenbosch

(1941-05-02) 2 May 1941 (age 81)
Paramaribo, Surinam
Political partyNational Democratic Party (1987-2000)

Democratic National Platform 2000 (2000-2008)

National Democratic Party (2008-present)

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