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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.

Personal

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

References and notes

  1. ^ (Dutch) http://www.kabinet.sr.org/President/cv_Venetiaan.htm
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
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