Background: 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.

Blogs from Suriname

Latest Blog Posts from Suriname

Tot: 0.398s; Tpl: 0.011s; cc: 8; qc: 132; dbt: 0.159s; 132; m:apollo w:www (; sld: 2; ; mem: 6.6mb