Chan Santokhi

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Chan Santokhi
9th President of Suriname
Assumed office
16 July 2020
Vice PresidentRonnie Brunswijk
Preceded byDési Bouterse
Leader of the Progressive Reform Party
Assumed office
3 July 2011
Preceded byRamdien Sardjoe
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
12 August 2010
ConstituencyWanica District
Minister of Justice and Police
In office
1 September 2005 – 13 August 2010
Personal details
Chandrikapersad Santokhi

(1959-02-03) 3 February 1959 (age 65)
Lelydorp, Suriname
Political partyVooruitstrevende Hervormings Partij (VHP)
Domestic partnerMelissa Seenacherry[1]
WebsiteParty website (in Dutch)

Chandrikapersad "Chan" Santokhi (born 3 February 1959) is a Surinamese politician and former chief of police.

After winning the 2020 elections, Santokhi was the only nomination for President of Suriname. On 13 July, Santokhi was elected President in an uncontested election. He was inaugurated three days later on 16 July.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Santokhi brengt duidelijkheid rond levenspartner". Suriname Herald (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  2. "Inauguratie nieuwe president van Suriname op Onafhankelijkheidsplein". Waterkant (in Dutch). Retrieved 13 July 2020.