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Democratic Alternative '91 (DA'91)

The Democratic Alternative '91 (Democratisch Alternatief '91, DA'91) is a liberal party in Suriname.  The party took originally its programme from the programme of the Dutch party Democrats 66. 

The Alternative Forum (AF) was established on 3 August 1991 by persons without party political background.  It was mainly intellectuals who worried about the state of affairs in the country.  They chose to continue to give priority to improving the situation.  Direction in Suriname In this period, the military had back in power by sending (the "Phone Coup ').  Government home via telephone in December 1990 The founders said they were able to move freely in the country.  Itself

Shortly after the establishment conducted the Alternative Forum with different 'rectified' social groups and political party talks.  This resulted in the political combination Democratic Alternative '91 (DA'91).  This consisted of the Alternative Forum, Pendawa Lima, BEP and HPP.

During the elections this combination took nine seats, but still ended up in opposition.  Despite the huge profit showed that lack of political experience, the leaders were playing tricks.  Soon arose between problems with the result that the Pendawa Lima stepped out of the combination.  In the 1996 elections DA'91 took only two seats.

After the early elections of May 25, 2000 DA'91 got three seats.  The Alternative Forum began to identify with the name DA'91 more and more.  In the 2005 elections the party took under the combined name A1 (Alternative A) participate in the elections.  This combination consisted of: AF (so DA'91), PVF, D-21 and meeting point 2000.  A1 won three seats.

At the legislative elections held on 25 May 2010, the party was part of the New Front for Democracy and Development electoral alliance that won 31.6% of the popular vote and 14 out of 51 seats in the National Assembly.  Out of these 14, one seat went to DA'91.

For the 2015 elections, DA'91 entered the elections as part of the political alliance V7.

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Leader Winston JESSURUN
Founded 3 August 1991
Party Colour Yellow and Blue
Status Active
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