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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

SUR

Website

Suriname

Established

11/25/1975

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

8/26/2012


Institutions

President

Brokopondo

Commewijne

Coronie

Marowijne

Nickerie

Para

Paramaribo

Saramacca

Sipaliwini

Wanica


DESCRIPTION

Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a socialist republic. It continued to rule through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1989, the military overthrew the civilian government, but a democratically-elected government returned to power in 1991.


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