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Suriname's Bouterse Secures Second Presidential Term

Suriname's President Desi Bouterse, a former military ruler convicted of drug trafficking in the Netherlands, officially secured his second term on Tuesday. Bouterse's National Democratic Party (NDP) in May won a slim majority in the small South American country's National Assembly, all but guaranteeing him another five-year period. With no other candidates, parliament automatically ratified his presidency on Tuesday, given the required quorum of 34 members present was...

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