|5th President of Suriname|
December 29, 1990 – September 16, 1991
|Vice President||Jules Wijdenbosch|
|Preceded by||Ivan Graanoogst|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Venetiaan|
|Born||Johannes Samuel Petrus Kraag
July 29, 1913
|Died||May 24, 1996(aged 82)|
Kraag was a member of the National Party of Suriname, and held in the 1960s several ministerial posts. He belonged to the moderate wing who in 1975 rebelled against the political independence of party leader Henck Arron.
After the military coup on December 24, 1990 (known as the "telephone coup"), Kraag was chosen by the Assembly as Acting President of Suriname. Jules Wijdenbosch, a supporter of Bouterse, was appointed Vice President. Kraag was succeeded by Ronald Venetiaan.
|President of Suriname