Vice President of Suriname

The vice president of Suriname (Dutch: Vicepresident van de Republiek Suriname) is the second-highest political position in Suriname, after the president. The president and the vice president are elected by the National Assembly for five-year terms.

Vice President of the Republic of Suriname
Vicepresident van de Republiek Suriname
Incumbent
Ronnie Brunswijk

since 16 July 2020
StyleHis Excellency
AppointerNational Assembly
Term lengthFive years, renewable
PrecursorPrime Minister of Suriname
Inaugural holderHenck Arron
Formation26 January 1988
DeputyDeputy Vice President of Suriname (1988–1990)
Salary116,870 USD annually[1]
WebsiteCabinet of the Vice-President

The position of vice president was created in the Constitution of 1987, when the position of prime minister of Suriname was abolished. The vice president is charged with the day-to-day management of the Council of Ministers[2] and is responsible to the President.

Ronnie Brunswijk is the incumbent vice president of Suriname as of 16 July 2020. Brunswijk was elected on 13 July 2020 as vice president by acclamation in an uncontested election[3] and inaugurated on 16 July on the Onafhankelijkheidsplein in Paramaribo in ceremony without public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5]


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