President of Suriname

The president of the Republic of Suriname (Dutch: President van de Republiek Suriname) is, in accordance with the Constitution of 1987, the head of state and head of government of Suriname, and commander-in-chief of the Suriname National Army (SNL).

President of the Republic of Suriname
President van de Republiek Suriname
Standard of the President of Suriname
Incumbent
Chan Santokhi

since 16 July 2020
StyleMr. President (Informal)
His Excellency (Diplomatic)
StatusHead of State
Head of Government
ResidencePresidential Palace of Suriname
SeatParamaribo
AppointerNational Assembly
Term lengthFive years, renewable
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Suriname
PrecursorGovernor-General of Suriname
Inaugural holderJohan Ferrier
Formation25 November 1975
DeputyVice President of Suriname
Salary133,560 USD annually[1][2]
WebsiteCabinet of the President

The current president is Chan Santokhi, a former chief of police. He is affiliated with the Progressive Reform Party (VHP). Santokhi was elected on 13 July 2020 as president by acclamation in an uncontested election,[3] and inaugurated on 16 July on the Onafhankelijkheidsplein in Paramaribo in a ceremony without the public presence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5]


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