Dési Bouterse

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(politician, drug smuggler)
Born13 October 1945

Desiré Delano "Dési" Bouterseis a Surinamese military officer, politician, and convicted murderer and drug trafficker[1] who was President of Suriname from 2010 to 2020. From 1980 to 1987, he was Suriname's de facto leader after conducting a military coup and establishing a period of military rule. In 1987, Bouterse founded the National Democratic Party (NDP). On 25 May 2010, Bouterse's political alliance, the Megacombinatie ("Mega combination"), which included the NDP, won the parliamentary elections, and on 19 July 2010, Bouterse was elected as President of Suriname with 36 of 50 parliament votes.[2] He was inaugurated on 12 August 2010.[3]

The CIA tried to topple him in the 1980s[4]


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