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April 1, 1987
Suriname's National Assembly unanimously approved a draft constitution that would be the framework for a return to democracy after seven years of military rule. The 27-member assembly ratified the document after more than five hours of debate that lasted into the early morning, the Suriname News Agency said. The assembly was appointed by military ruler Desi Bouterse, who seized power in the South American nation of 400,000 in a 1980 military coup.
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October 2, 1987
Suriname's voters overwhelmingly approved a draft constitution designed to end 7 1/2 years of military dictatorship in the South American nation and serve as a framework for November elections. Commander in Chief Desi Bouterse said that nearly 100% of the voters approved the constitution. The military has governed Suriname since 1980, when Bouterse led a coup in the former Dutch colony. Elections for the 51-member National Assembly that will select a new president will be held Nov. 25, he
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