Surinamese general election, 1991

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General elections were held in Suriname on 25 May 1991.[1] The result was a victory for the New Front for Democracy and Development (an alliance of the National Party of Suriname, the Progressive Reform Party, the Party for National Unity and Solidarity and the Surinamese Labour Party), which won 30 of the 51 seats. Voter turnout was 64.3%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Front for Democracy and Development 86,217 54.3 30
National Democratic Party 34,429 21.7 12 +8
Democratic Alternative '91-Pendawa Lima¹ 26,446 16.7 9 +5
Progressive Workers' and Farmers' Union 4,807 3.0 0 -4
Partij Perbangunan Rakjat Suriname 4,463 2.8 0 0
People's Party 1,232 0.8 0 New
General Liberation and Development Party 616 0.4 0 New
Suriname Progressive People's Party 599 0.4 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 158,809 100 51 0
Source: Nohlen

¹ Democratic Alternative '91 received seven of the seats and Pendawa Lima two.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p614 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p615
  3. ^ Nohlen, p622