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  Political Parties in Suriname

Suriname achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975. Most of its political parties formed during the autonomy period (beginning in 1951) and were overwhelmingly based on ethnicity. Suriname has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Active Parties at a Glance

Mega Combinatie

National Democratic Party (Nationale Democratische Partij, NDP)
New Suriname (Nieuw Suriname, NS)
Progressive Workers' and Farmers' Union (Progressieve Arbeiders- en Landbouwersunie, PALU)
Party for National Unity and Solidarity (Kerukanan Tulodo Pranatan Ingit, KTPI)
New Front for Democracy and Development (Nieuwe Front voor Democratie en Ontwikkeling) National Party of Suriname (Nationale Partij Suriname, NPS)
Progressive Reform Party (Vooruitstrevende Hervormingspartij, VHP)
Democratic Alternative '91 (Democratisch Alternatief '91, DA'91)
Surinamese Labour Party (Surinaamse Partij van de Arbeid, SPA)
A Combinatie General Liberation and Development Party (Algemene Bevrijdings- en Ontwikkelingspartij, ABOP)
Brotherhood and Unity in Politics (Broederschap en Eenheid in de Politiek, BEP)
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People's Alliance for Progress (Volksalliantie Voor Vooruitgang) Democratic National Platform 2000 (Democratisch Nationaal Platform 2000, DNP 2000)
Basic Party for Renewal and Democracy (Basispartij voor Vernieuwing en Democratie, BVD)
Pertjajah Luhur (PL)
UOS-DOE Union of Progressive Surinamese (Unie van Progressieve Surinamers, UPS)
Party for Democracy and Development through Unity (Partij voor Democratie en Ontwikkeling door Eenheid, DOE)
Alternatief I (A1) Democrats of the 21st Century (Democraten van de 21ste Eeuw, D21)
Political Wing of the FAL (Politieke Vleugel van de FAL, PVF)
Meeting Point 2000 (Trefpunt 2000, T2000)
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