Suriname’s Strongman Seeks 3rd Term | Voice of America

Suriname’s president Desi Bouterse is looking to win a third term despite being convicted of murder last year and a separate drug smuggling conviction from the Netherlands. 

Voters went to the polls in the former South American Dutch colony Monday to elect the national assembly.   

Bouterse’s National Democratic Party must win a plurality in an assembly session in August for him to win another five-year term.   

Observers say Bouterse has a good chance of staying in power because of the fractured opposition and the coronavirus which has kept…

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