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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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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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January 1, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One week after a bloodless coup, Col. Desi Bouterse announced that he has taken over again as army commander with the consent of Suriname's newly appointed president, Johan Kraag. Bouterse angrily resigned his post Dec. 23 after a dispute with President Ramsewak Shankar, who was then ousted. Meanwhile, Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez called for the Organization of American States to impose economic sanctions on Suriname.
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February 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Agency for International Development announced it was suspending aid to Suriname because of a December coup by the army that toppled a democratically elected government. In a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname, the agency said it was suspending aid under provisions of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Appropriations Act because of the coup that deposed President Ramsewak Shankar, who was voted into office in 1987.
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