Elections in Suriname

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Elections in Suriname gives information on election and election results in Suriname.

Suriname elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by an electoral college based on the parliament. The National Assembly (Nationale Assemblée) has 51 members, elected every five years by proportional representation per district. Suriname has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

2010 Legislative election[edit]

e • d 25 May 2010 Surinamese legislative election results
Parties and alliance Votes % Seats
Mega Combinatie 95,543 40.22 23
New Front for Democracy and Development 75,190 31.65 14
People's Alliance 30,844 12.98 6
Party for Democracy and Development through Unity 12,085 5.09 1
BVD/PVF 12,043 5.07
A Combinatie 11,176 4.70 7
Democratic Union Suriname 284 0.12
Permanent Prosperity Republic of Suriname 261 0.11
National Union 149 0.06
Total (turnout 73.21%) 237,575 100.00 51
Source: verkiezingen.gov.sr]

Past elections[edit]

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