Ronald Venetiaan

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Ronald Venetiaan
Ronald Venetiaan.jpg
6th President of Suriname
In office
12 August 2000 – 12 August 2010
Vice PresidentJules Ajodhia
Ram Sardjoe
Preceded byJules Wijdenbosch
Succeeded byDési Bouterse
In office
16 September 1991 – 15 September 1996
Vice PresidentJules Ajodhia
Preceded byJohan Kraag
Succeeded byJules Wijdenbosch
Personal details
Born (1937-06-18) 18 June 1937 (age 81)
Paramaribo, Surinam
Political partyNational Party
Spouse(s)Liesbeth Vanenburg

Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan (born June 18, 1937) served as the 6th and 8th President of Suriname. His first term as president ran from 1991 to 1996[1], after which he lost in the elections to Jules Wijdenbosch. In 2000 however, he regained his former position on the New Front banner, receiving an absolute majority of 37 from 51 votes in the Parliament.

In 2005 he was re-elected to serve a third term as president and sworn in on August 12, 2005.

Personal[edit]

Venetiaan is a mathematician[2] beside all political activity. His surname means Venetian (a person from Venice) in Dutch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gov.sr/kabinet-van-de-president/over-het-kabinet/historie.aspx
  2. ^ (in Dutch) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-02. Retrieved 2006-11-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Johan Kraag
President of Suriname
1991–1996
Succeeded by
Jules Wijdenbosch
Preceded by
Jules Wijdenbosch
President of Suriname
2000–2010
Succeeded by
Dési Bouterse