President of Colombia
|President of the|
Republic of Colombia
Presidente de la
República de Colombia
since 7 August 2022
|Style||Mr. / Madam President |
His / Her Excellency
|Residence||Casa de Nariño|
|Term length||One four-year terms|
|Inaugural holder||Simón Bolívar|
|Formation||17 December 1819|
|Deputy||Vice President of Colombia|
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, 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 17 March 2023, there are five living former presidents:
March 31, 1947
August 3, 1950
Andrés Pastrana Arango
August 17, 1954
July 4, 1952
Juan Manuel Santos
August 10, 1951
August 1, 1976
The most recent death of a former president was that of Belisario Betancur (1982–1986) on 6 December 2018; he was 95 years old.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Gobernantes Colombianos, Ignacio Arismendi Posada, Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edición, Page 15, Bogotá, Colombia, 1983
- ↑ Falleció el expresidente colombiano Belisario Betancur Cuartas
Other websites[change | change source]
- Presidencia de la Republica de Colombia (in Spanish)
- Georgetown University - Requisites to be President of Colombia