Suriname is a constitutional democracy that holds generally free and fair elections. However, corruption is a pervasive problem in government, and attacks on judicial independence and due process, underscored by the president’s interference in his own murder trial, remain a concern. Women, indigenous peoples, and the Maroon population are politically underrepresented.
Freedom in the World — Suriname Country Report
Suriname is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
- 2019 Suriname Country Report
- 2020 Country Report — Coming Soon!