People on the Suriname River, Suriname. Editorial credit: Marcel Bakker

Suriname

Suriname is a constitutional democracy that holds generally free and fair elections. However, corruption and clientelism are pervasive problems in society and in the government, undermining the rule of law.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Suriname Country Report

Suriname is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.