ⓘ National Party of Suriname

                                     

ⓘ National Party of Suriname

The National Party of Suriname is a political party in Suriname, founded in 1946, and since June 2012 led by Gregory Rusland. For a long time it was the largest ruling party in the country, and it has been in government for over 40 years. Of the 16 general elections held in Suriname, the party became first 11 times and lost 5 times.

At the 2005 legislative elections, the party was part of the New Front for Democracy and Development that won 41.2% of the popular vote and 23 out of 51 seats in the National Assembly.

In 1993 Ronald Venetiaan became party leader. Since that time, the NPS witnessed a decline in the elections that followed. In June 2012 Ronald Venetiaan stepped down from party leadership. Party elections were held for his successor with Gregory Rusland winning seven out of eleven districts, and Ivan Fernald winning four. In the 2015 general elections, the party had it worst results ever, gaining only 2 seats in the National Assembly.