Suriname elects Indian-origin ‘Chan’ Santokhi as President

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Indian-origin, Chandrikapersad ‘Chan’ Santokhi has been elected the president of South American country “Suriname”.

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Indian-origin, Chandrikapersad ‘Chan’ Santokhi has been elected the president of South American country “Suriname”. A former Justice Minister, Santokhi of the Progressive Reform Party (PRP) was elected unopposed. He will succeed Desi Bouterse, a former military strongman, whose National Party of Suriname (NPS) lost the election in May as he sent the country to an economic precipice.

Chandrikapersad Santokhi was trained in a police academy in the Netherlands and rose to be the chief police commissioner of Suriname. He later served as the justice minister in an earlier administration in 2005.

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