Jules Wijdenbosch

Jules Wijdenbosch
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7th President of Suriname
In office
15 September 1996 – 12 August 2000
Vice President Pretaap Radhakishun
Preceded by Ronald Venetiaan
Succeeded by Ronald Venetiaan
2nd Vice President of Suriname
In office
7 January 1991 – 16 September 1991
President Johan Kraag
Preceded by Henck Arron
Succeeded by Jules Ajodhia
7th Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
7 April 1987 – 26 January 1988
President Fred Ramdat Misier
Preceded by Pretaap Radhakishun
Succeeded by Position abolished
6th Deputy Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
17 July 1986 – 7 April 1987
Prime Minister Pretaap Radhakishun
Preceded by Frank Leeflang
Succeeded by Harry Kensmil
Personal details
Born
Jules Albert Wijdenbosch

(1942-05-02) 2 May 1942 (age 79)
Paramaribo, Surinam
Political party National Democratic Party (1987-2000)

Democratic National Platform 2000 (2000-2008)

National Democratic Party (2008-present)

Jules Albert Wijdenbosch (born 2 May 1942 in Paramaribo) is a Surinamese politician who was President of Suriname from 1996 to 2000.[1] He was a member of the National Democratic Party, which held absolute power in Suriname during the 1980s. He was Prime Minister from April 1987 until January 1988, Vice President from January 1991 until September 1991,[2] and President from September 1996 until August 2000.[3] He is now the leader of Democratic National Platform 2000. The Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, which connects the East of the country with Paramaribo, has been named after Wijdenbosch.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-21. Retrieved 2018-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-21. Retrieved 2018-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Timeline: Suriname". BBC News Online. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  4. ^ "Infrastructuur". En Toen.nu (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 July 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Suriname
1987–1988
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by Vice President of Suriname
1991
Succeeded by
Preceded by President of Suriname
1996–2000
Succeeded by

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