List of prime ministers of Suriname

Prime Minister of Suriname
Minister-president van Suriname
Standard of Prime Minister of Suriname.svg
Standard of the Prime Minister of Suriname (1975–1988)
Premier Arron van Suriname op Schiphol 1977 (cropped).jpg
Longest serving officeholder
Henck Arron
24 December 1973 – 25 February 1980
Appointer Governor of Suriname (1949–1975)
President of Suriname (1975–1988)
Formation 3 June 1949
First holder Julius Caesar de Miranda
Final holder Jules Wijdenbosch
Abolished 26 January 1988
Succession Vice President of Suriname
Deputy Deputy Prime Minister of Suriname

Below is a list of prime ministers of Suriname from 1949 to 1988. In 1988 the position of Prime Minister of Suriname was abolished and replaced by a Vice President, who chairs the Council of Ministers ex officio.

List of prime ministers

Political parties
Status
  •   Denotes Acting Prime Minister
Prime Minister Term of office Political party Election Head(s) of state
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Time in office
Surinam (colony of the Dutch Empire)
1 DeMirandaDenkmal.jpg Julius Caesar de Miranda
(1906–1956)
3 June 1949 2 April 1951 1 year, 303 days PSV 1949 Juliana
2 No image.png Jacques Drielsma [nl]
(1886–1976)
5 April 1951 4 June 1951 60 days Independent 1951
3 Jan Buiskool (1948).png Jan Buiskool
(1899–1960)
4 June 1951 6 September 1952 1 year, 94 days Independent
4 No image.png Adriaan Alberga [nl]
(1887–1952)
6 September 1952 4 December 1952 89 days Independent
5 A. Currie (cropped).jpg Archibald Currie
(1888–1986)
4 December 1952 20 August 1954 2 years, 11 days NPS
20 August 1954 15 December 1954
Suriname (constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
5 A. Currie (cropped).jpg Archibald Currie
(1888–1986)
15 December 1954 16 April 1955 122 days NPS Juliana
6 Johan Ferrier (1955).jpg Johan Ferrier
(1910–2010)
16 April 1955 25 June 1958 3 years, 70 days SDP [nl] 1955
7 Severinus Desiré Emanuels (1962).jpg Severinus Desiré Emanuels
(1910–1981)
25 June 1958 30 June 1963 5 years, 5 days NPS 1958
8 Minister-President Pengel profil 1963 (cropped).jpg Johan Adolf Pengel
(1916–1970)
30 June 1963 5 March 1969 5 years, 248 days NPS 1963
1967
9 No image.png Arthur Johan May [nl]
(1903–1979)
5 March 1969 20 November 1969 260 days Independent
10 Premier Sedney van Suriname wordt op Schiphol begroet door Minister Geertsema, S, Bestanddeelnr 926-1330.jpg Jules Sedney
(1922–2020)
20 November 1969 24 December 1973 4 years, 34 days PNP 1969
11 Premier Arron van Suriname op Schiphol 1977 (cropped).jpg Henck Arron
(1936–2000)
24 December 1973 25 November 1975 1 year, 336 days NPS 1973
Republic of Suriname
11 Premier Arron van Suriname op Schiphol 1977 (cropped).jpg Henck Arron
(1936–2000)
25 November 1975 25 February 1980
[a]
4 years, 92 days NPS 1977 Johan Ferrier
12 Henk Chin a Sen 934-1376 (cropped).jpg Henk Chin A Sen
(1934–1999)
15 March 1980 4 February 1982
[b]
1 year, 326 days PNR
Himself
(from 15 August 1980)
13 No image.png Henry Neijhorst
(born 1940)
31 March 1982
[3]
9 December 1982
[c]
253 days Independent Fred Ramdat Misier
14 Errol Alibux.png Errol Alibux
(born 1948)
26 February 1983 8 January 1984
[d]
316 days PALU
15 No image.png Wim Udenhout
(born 1937)
3 February 1984 17 July 1986 2 years, 164 days Independent
16 No image.png Pretaap Radhakishun
(1934–2001)
17 July 1986 7 April 1987 264 days VHP
[6]
17 JulesWijdenbosch2017.jpg Jules Wijdenbosch
(born 1942)
7 April 1987 26 January 1988 294 days VFB

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