President of Colombia

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President of the
Republic of Colombia
Presidente de la
República de Colombia
Presidential Standard
Presidential Seal
Incumbent
Gustavo Petro

since 7 August 2022
StyleMr. / Madam President
(formal)
His / Her Excellency
(formal, diplomatic)
ResidenceCasa de Nariño
Term lengthOne four-year terms
Inaugural holderSimón Bolívar
Formation17 December 1819
DeputyVice President of Colombia
Salary$250,000.00
WebsiteThe 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 Gustavo Petro, who took office on 7 August 2022.

Living former presidents[change | change source]

As of 30 March 2024, there are five living former presidents:

The most recent death of a former president was that of Belisario Betancur (1982–1986) on 6 December 2018; he was 95 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. Falleció el expresidente colombiano Belisario Betancur Cuartas

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