Jules Wijdenbosch

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Jules Wijdenbosch
President of Suriname
In office
15 September 1996 – 12 August 2000
Vice President Pretaap Radhakishun
Preceded by Ronald Venetiaan
Succeeded by Ronald Venetiaan
Personal details
Born Jules Albert Wijdenbosch
(1941-05-02) 2 May 1941 (age 74)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Political party National Democratic Party

Jules Albert Wijdenbosch (born 2 May 1941 in Paramaribo) is a Surinamese politician who was President of Suriname from 1996 to 2000. He was a member of the National Democratic Party, which held absolute power in Suriname during the 1980s. He was Prime Minister from April 1987 until January 1988, Vice President from January 1991 until September 1991, and President from September 1996 until August 2000.[1] He is now the leader of Democratic National Platform 2000. He left a bridge bearing his name.


  1. ^ "Timeline: Suriname". BBC News Online. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-26.