President of Colombia

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President of the
Republic of Colombia
Presidente de la
República de Colombia
Flag of the President of Colombia.svg
Presidential Standard
Presidential Seal of Colombia.svg
Presidential Seal
Juan Manuel Santos and Lula (square crop).jpg
Incumbent
Juan Manuel Santos

since 7 August 2010
Residence Casa de Nariño
Term length Two four-year terms
Inaugural holder Simón Bolívar
Formation 17 December 1819
Deputy Vice President of Colombia
Salary $250,000.00
Website The Presidency

The President of the Republic of Colombia (Spanish: Presidente de la República de Colombia) is the head of state and head of government of Colombia.

The office of president was established upon the ratification of the Constitution of 1819, by the Congress of Angostura, convened in December 1819, when Colombia was "la Gran Colombia". The first president, General Simón Bolívar,[1] took office in 1819. His position, initially self-proclaimed, was ratified by Congress.

The current president of the Republic of Colombia is Juan Manuel Santos, who took office on 7 August 2010.

Living former presidents[change | change source]

As of 8 July 2018, there are 5 living former presidents:

The most recent death of a former president was that of Alfonso López Michelsen (1974–1978) on 11 July 2007; he was 94 years old.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gobernantes Colombianos, Ignacio Arismendi Posada, Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edición, Page 15, Bogotá, Colombia, 1983
  2. Associated Press (13 July 2007). "Alfonso López Michelsen Dies at 94; Led Colombia in Unstable 1970s". The New York Times (New York, NY). ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/13/world/americas/13lopez-michelsen.html?_r=0. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 

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