Former rebel leader seeks Suriname presidency

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Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 12:00 am

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) - An influential parliamentarian in Suriname who was a former rebel leader and led the "Jungle Commando" insurgency has announced that he wants to run for president during the 2015 elections in the South American nation.

Ronnie Brunswijk is a member of Mega Combination coalition that put Desi Bouterse in power in 2010. At the time, Brunswijk's support of Bouterse was a surprise since they were once bitter enemies.

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