2015 Surinamese general election

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Parliamentary elections were held in Suriname on 25 May 2015.[1] The National Democratic Party won an absolute majority for the first time.

Electoral system[edit]

The 51 seats in the National Assembly were elected using proportional representation in ten multi-member constituencies containing between two and seventeen seats.[2] The ten electoral constituencies are coterminous with the ten administrative districts of Suriname. The National Assembly subsequently elects the president.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Democratic Party 117,751 45.46 26
V7 96,584 37.29 18
A-Combination 27,314 10.54 5 –2
Party for Democracy and Development through Unity 11,168 4.31 1 0
Progressive Workers' and Farmers' Union 1,735 0.67 1
Mega Front 1,130 0.44 0
A Nyun Combinatie 1,109 0.43 0
Amazon Party Suriname 843 0.33 0 New
Durable and Righteous Living 664 0.26 0 New
National Development Party 415 0.16 0 New
Party for Integrity, National Motivation and Equality 317 0.12 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 259,030 100 51 0
Registered voters/turnout 356,223
Source: Verkiezingen, Star Nieuws, IPU

Aftermath[edit]

Incumbent president Dési Bouterse was reelected unopposed on 14 July 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "25 Parties register for Suriname elections". Fox News Channel. 2015-03-23. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  2. ^ Electoral system IPU
  3. ^ Suriname's Bouterse Secures Second Presidential Term Voice of America, 14 July 2015

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