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World IN BRIEF : SURINAME : Army's Presidential Choice Takes Oath

December 30, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The National Assembly confirmed the army's choice for president without a vote, and some members stormed out of the chamber in protest when plans for a secret ballot were scuttled. The new president, Johan Kraag, was sworn in five days after the military ousted President Ramsewak Shankar in a bloodless coup.

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