President of Colombia facts for kids
|President of the
Republic of Colombia
|Residence||Casa de Nariño|
|Term length||Two four-year terms|
|Inaugural holder||Simón Bolívar|
|Formation||17 December 1819|
|Deputy||Vice President 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 Juan Manuel Santos, who took office on 7 August 2010.
Living former presidents
As of 27 November 2020, 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
The most recent death of a former president was that of Belisario Betancur (1982–1986) on 6 December 2018; he was 95 years old.
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