Johan Adolf Pengel
|Johan Adolf Pengel|
Johan Adolf Pengel in 1963
|4th Prime Minister of Suriname|
30 June 1963 – 5 March 1969
|Preceded by||Severinus Desiré Emanuels|
|Succeeded by||Jules Sedney|
20 January 1916|
|Died||5 June 1970
|Political party||National Party of Suriname|
He started as leader of the Suriname trade union workers and then in the National Party of Suriname he became one of the most influential politicians in Suriname at that time.
In 1955, the NPS, led by Pengel and the United Hindustani Party (VHP), the largest Hindu party led by Jagernath Lachmon, fashioned a coalition which successfully took power in 1958 and held it until 1967, easing to both the groups to understand each other.
Under Pengel's government, the Surinamese infrastructure was strongly developed. Roads were constructed and existing infrastructure was strongly improved. Two new hospitals were built.
In 1970, he died of sepsis at the age of 54 in Paramaribo.
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