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|
|Term length||Five years, renewable|
|Precursor||Prime Minister of Suriname|
|Inaugural holder||Henck Arron|
|Formation||26 January 1988|
|Deputy||Deputy Vice President of Suriname (1988–1990)|
|Salary||116,870 USD annually|
|Website||Cabinet 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 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 and inaugurated on 16 July on the Onafhankelijkheidsplein in Paramaribo in ceremony without public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.