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December 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
The armed forces overthrew the elected government of this former Dutch colony Monday night after a dispute between its president and longtime military chief, Dutch and local news media reported. The army chief, Lt. Col. Desi Bouterse, had resigned earlier in the day, raising speculation that he would seek to seize control of the small mineral rich country on South America's northeastern coast.
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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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December 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
The armed forces overthrew the elected government of this former Dutch colony Monday night after a dispute between its president and longtime military chief, Dutch and local news media reported. The army chief, Lt. Col. Desi Bouterse, had resigned earlier in the day, raising speculation that he would seek to seize control of the small mineral rich country on South America's northeastern coast.
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January 13, 1988
Suriname's Parliament unanimously elected a former agriculture minister as president, making him the first civilian leader of the South American nation since a military takeover in February, 1980. Ramashewak Shankar was the only presidential candidate, having been picked by the Front for Democracy and Development, the three-party coalition that took 40 of the 51 seats in the National Assembly in the Nov. 25 election. Military strongman Lt. Col.
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January 11, 1987 | Associated Press
In a tit-for-tat move, the government asked Suriname to recall its top diplomat in the Netherlands, the Foreign Ministry announced early today. The diplomatic move late Saturday against Carlo Spier, Suriname's charge d'affaires, was in response to a Surinamese request earlier in the day for the ouster of Dutch Ambassador Dirk Jan van Houten, ministry spokesman Peter van Vliet said.
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February 13, 1987
Five members of Suriname's Cabinet have resigned in the past two days, including Prime Minister Pretaapnarian Radhakishun and Foreign Minister Hendrik Herrenberg, according to an announcement by Desi Bouterse, military leader of the small nation on South America's northern coast.
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January 13, 1988
Suriname's Parliament unanimously elected a former agriculture minister as president, making him the first civilian leader of the South American nation since a military takeover in February, 1980. Ramashewak Shankar was the only presidential candidate, having been picked by the Front for Democracy and Development, the three-party coalition that took 40 of the 51 seats in the National Assembly in the Nov. 25 election. Military strongman Lt. Col.
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February 13, 1987
Five members of Suriname's Cabinet have resigned in the past two days, including Prime Minister Pretaapnarian Radhakishun and Foreign Minister Hendrik Herrenberg, according to an announcement by Desi Bouterse, military leader of the small nation on South America's northern coast.
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January 11, 1987 | Associated Press
In a tit-for-tat move, the government asked Suriname to recall its top diplomat in the Netherlands, the Foreign Ministry announced early today. The diplomatic move late Saturday against Carlo Spier, Suriname's charge d'affaires, was in response to a Surinamese request earlier in the day for the ouster of Dutch Ambassador Dirk Jan van Houten, ministry spokesman Peter van Vliet said.
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