Bouterse claimed that many ballot boxes results have not been counted and that election workers in each district and polling station must report the results to be compared with official reports.
He also affirmed his administration would accept outcomes only after Suriname's Independent Electoral Bureau provide recounting the results.
According to polling forecasts, the National Democratic Party would have 16 seats in the Parliament whilst Progressive Reform Party (PRP) would hold 20 seats.
Both the General Liberation and Development Party (ABOP) and the National Party of Suriname (NPS) would occupy 12 parliamentary seats. The Brotherhood and Unity in Politics (BEP) would get two seats and the Pertjajah Luhur collective one seat.
After their election, Suriname’s lawmakers would designate the Caribbean nation president in August. Bouterse, who pursues a third mandate term, demanded a televised recount.
Vote counting from Suriname's National Assembly elections was suspended Tuesday as the governing party trailed in announced returns, with authorities saying electoral personnel were tired. The count was halted with 73% counted, and President Desi Bouterse headed for defeat. pic.twitter.com/r5JxdNf4y5