Suriname election: can pandemic help outlaw leader get away with murder?

Posted by on May 21, 2020 5:00 am
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Coronavirus has stalled opposition’s momentum against president who was recently found guilty of mass murder as country heads into an election

With the economy in tatters, corruption scandals piling up – and a recent mass murder conviction to add to his previous guilty verdicts for drug trafficking, it seemed until recently that president Desi Bouterse’s 40-year grip on power in Suriname was coming to an end.

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