President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010
Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born 4 July 1952) is a Colombian politician. He served as the 31st President of Colombia from 7 August 2002 to 7 August 2010. He was named Mayor of Medellín in October 1982 by Belisario Betancur.
|31st President of Colombia|
August 7, 2002 – August 7, 2010
|Vice President||Francisco Santos Calderón|
|Preceded by||Andrés Pastrana Arango|
|Succeeded by||Juan Manuel Santos|
|Senator of Colombia|
July 20, 2014 – August 18, 2020
July 20, 1986 – July 20, 1994
|Governor of Antioquia|
January 1, 1995 – January 1, 1998
|Preceded by||Ramiro Valencia Cossio|
|Succeeded by||Alberto Builes Ortega|
|Mayor of Medellín|
October 1982 – December 1982
|Appointed by||Álvaro Villegas Moreno|
|Preceded by||Jose Jaime Nicholls Sánchez|
|Succeeded by||Juan Felipe Gaviria Gutierrez|
Álvaro Uribe Vélez
July 4, 1952
|Political party||Liberal (1977–2001)|
Colombia First (2001–2010)
Social Party of National Unity (2010–2013)
Democratic Center (2013–present)
Lina María Moreno Mejía (m. 1979)
|Alma mater||University of Antioquia|
St Antony's College, Oxford
|Awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009)|
On 13 January 2009 the United States awarded President Uribe the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.
In August 2010 he was appointed Vice-chairman of the UN panel investigating the Gaza flotilla raid. Uribe was critical of his successor Juan Manuel Santos's peace-talks with the FARC guerillas.
- ↑ "Israel 'to assist' flotilla inquiry". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- ↑ Lafuente, Javier (22 November 2016). "Uribe rechaza el nuevo acuerdo de paz entre el Gobierno y las FARC y pide un nuevo plebiscito" – via elpais.com.