Talk:Suriname

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Government of Suriname[change source]

In the Government section on this page, it states that Suriname is a Constitutional Democracy. While on the English page it states that it is a "Unitary Parliamentary Republic".

Which is the correct one? I am very confused. Ventesage (talk) 15:39, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello Ventesage. To be honest they are both correct because these definitions are not firmly set in stone:
  • Article 1(1) of the Constitution of Suriname speaks of a "democratic state" and calls it a Republic;
  • Article 74 gives the National Assembly (the parliament) the power to elect the President and Vice-President (rather than being elected by a direct popular election);
  • Article 160 authorizes the division of the country into districts (e.g. rather than autonomous districts federating to form a state);
  • Article 172 gives the National Assembly the power to annul district laws (rather than through a court as in some countries);
Thus, Suriname is a Constitutional, Democratic (since 1991), Unitary, Parliamentary Republic. I hope that clarifies it a bit for you but feel free to ask more questions. Green Giant (talk) 16:19, 25 January 2018 (UTC)