President of Colombia

Head of state of The Republic 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.

President of the
Republic of Colombia
Presidente de la
República de Colombia
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Presidential Standard
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Presidential Seal
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Iván Duque Márquez

since 7 August 2018
StyleMr. / Madam President
His / Her Excellency
ResidenceCasa de Nariño
Term lengthTwo four-year terms
Inaugural holderSimón Bolívar
Formation17 December 1819
DeputyVice President of Colombia
WebsiteThe Presidency

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 Juan Manuel Santos, who took office on 7 August 2010.

Living former presidentsEdit

As of 18 September 2020, 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]


  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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