Dési Bouterse

1945 - Today

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Desiré Delano "Dési" Bouterse (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdesɪ ˈbʌutəɾsə]; born 13 October 1945) is a Surinamese military officer, politician, convicted murderer and drug trafficker who served as President of Suriname from 2010 to 2020. From 1980 to 1987, he was Suriname's de facto leader after conducting a military coup and establishing a period of military rule. In 1987, Bouterse founded the National Democratic Party (NDP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dési Bouterse has received more than 614,396 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Dési Bouterse is the 2,138th most popular politician (up from 2,254th in 2019), the most popular biography from Suriname and the most popular Surinamer Politician.

Dési Bouterse is most famous for being the president of the country of Haiti.

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Among politicians, Dési Bouterse ranks 2,138 out of 15,710Before him are Leonid Kravchuk, Shajar al-Durr, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Moctezuma I, Emperor Annei, and Al-Hakam II. After him are Atossa, Bumin Qaghan, Alexander of Battenberg, Munjong of Joseon, Géza I of Hungary, and Nur Muhammad Taraki.

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Among people born in 1945, Dési Bouterse ranks 35Before him are Priscilla Presley, Dean Koontz, Moshe Katsav, Mircea Lucescu, Neil Young, and Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. After him are Ram Nath Kovind, Phil Jackson, Itzhak Perlman, Slobodan Praljak, Jean Nouvel, and Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

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In Suriname

Among people born in Suriname, Dési Bouterse ranks 1 out of 30After him are Edgar Davids (1973), Clarence Seedorf (1976), Ronald Venetiaan (1937), Johan Ferrier (1910), Hendrick Chin A Sen (1934), Jules Wijdenbosch (1942), Aron Winter (1967), Henck Arron (1936), Ramsewak Shankar (1937), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (1972), and Chan Santokhi (1959).

Among POLITICIANS In Suriname

Among politicians born in Suriname, Dési Bouterse ranks 1After him are Ronald Venetiaan (1937), Johan Ferrier (1910), Hendrick Chin A Sen (1934), Jules Wijdenbosch (1942), Henck Arron (1936), Ramsewak Shankar (1937), Chan Santokhi (1959), Remy Bonjasky (1976), and Fred Ramdat Misier (1926).