World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ronald Venetiaan

Ronald Venetiaan
6th President of Suriname
In office
12 August 2000 – 12 August 2010
Vice President Jules Ajodhia
Ram Sardjoe
Preceded by Jules Wijdenbosch
Succeeded by Dési Bouterse
In office
16 September 1991 – 15 September 1996
Vice President Jules Ajodhia
Preceded by Johan Kraag
Succeeded by Jules Wijdenbosch
Personal details
Born (1936-06-18) 18 June 1936
Paramaribo, Suriname
Political party National Party
Spouse(s) Liesbeth Vanenburg
Religion Roman Catholicism

Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan (born June 18, 1936) served as the 6th and 8th President of Suriname. His first term as president ran from 1991 to 1996 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.


Venetiaan is a mathematician[1] beside all political activity. His surname means Venetian in Dutch.

References and notes

  1. ^ (Dutch)
Political offices
Preceded by
Johan Kraag
President of Suriname
Succeeded by
Jules Wijdenbosch
Preceded by
Jules Wijdenbosch
President of Suriname
Succeeded by
Dési Bouterse
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.