What are the Basic principles of a democratic republic?
-Form of government controlled by the people
-The Needs of the people are primary.
-People have rights.
-People are free.
Yes, the Republic of Suriname is considered to have a democratic constitution. Chapter V concerns basic individual rights and freedoms. Article 8 of that chapter makes two democratic assertions. First, equality in protection of person and property is extended to all Surinamese. Second, discrimination isn't allowed.