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Ernesto Samper Pizano
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29th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1994 (1994-08-07) – 7 August 1998 (1998-08-07)
Vice President
  • Humberto De la Calle Lombana (1994-1996)
  • Carlos Lemos Simmonds (1996-1998)
Preceded by César Gaviria Trujillo
Succeeded by Andrés Pastrana Arango
4th Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations
Assumed office
1 August 2014 (2014-08-01)
Preceded by Alí Rodríguez Araque
17th Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
In office
18 October 1995 (1995-10-18) – 7 August 1998 (1998-08-07)
Preceded by Suharto
Succeeded by Andrés Pastrana Arango
Colombia Ambassador to Spain
In office
1991 (1991) – 1993 (1993)
President César Gaviria Trujillo
Preceded by William Jaramillo Gómez
Succeeded by María Emma Mejía Vélez
1st Minister of Economic Development of Colombia
In office
7 August 1990 (1990-08-07) – 28 October 1991 (1991-10-28)
President César Gaviria Trujillo
Succeeded by Jorge Ospina Sardi
Senator of Colombia
In office
20 July 1986 (1986-07-20) – 20 July 1990 (1990-07-20)
Personal details
Born 3 August 1950 (1950-08-03) (age 70)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s)
  • Silvia Arbeláez (1972–1975)
  • Jacquin Strouss Lucena (1979–present)
Children
  • Andrés Samper Arbeláez
  • Felipe Samper Strouss
  • Miguel Samper Strouss
Alma mater
Profession Economist

Ernesto Samper Pizano (born 3 August 1950) is a Colombian politician. He served as the 29th President of Colombia from 1994 to 1998, representing the Liberal Party.

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