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Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan

Assumed office 
12 August 2000
Vice President Jules Ajodhia
Ram Sardjoe
Preceded by Jules Wijdenbosch
In office
16 September 1991 – 15 September 1996
Vice President Jules Ajodhia
Preceded by Johan Kraag
Succeeded by Jules Wijdenbosch

Born 18 June 1936 (1936-06-18) (age 73)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Political party NPS
Spouse(s) Lisbeth Venetiaan
Religion Roman Catholic

Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan (born June 18, 1936) is a mathematician[1] and the current president of Suriname. His first term as president was from 1991 to 1996, but he lost presidential elections to Jules Wijdenbosch. In 2000 he won them again, on the New Front banner, receiving 37 out of 51 votes in the Parliament. In 2005 he was re-elected to serve a third term as president and sworn in on August 12, 2005. His surname means Venetian in English.

Political offices
Preceded by
Jules Wijdenbosch
President of Suriname
Preceded by
Johan Kraag
President of Suriname
1991 – 1996
Succeeded by
Jules Wijdenbosch

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