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Conservatism in Colombia

Simon Bolivar is the image in which Conservatism in Colombia creates its ideologies: the ideals of this great character were used by many years on the different conservative movements. But the first formal party was created at the year of 1837, because of Jose Ignacio de Marquez and the image of Bolivar, it was known as "Republicanos Moderados". There did not exist a program, but they were believers of God, and liked Order and Control. On the year of 1840 there occurred a civil war that helped the perfilation of future parties, including the Colombian Conservative Party movement, principal representative of this ideal.

Colombian conservatism

Colombian conservatism, is an old ideal that believes in protectionism, and other ideals like being against totalitarism. Its history began with the creation of parties that represent conservatism on Colombia. But the strict difference that we may see with this conservatism toward the others, is the attitude it has toward, Protectionism, because many Colombian conservatives consider, it the unique solution for creating a fair market, between poor countries and the ones that are rich.


These ideals have change considerably over time, but the most important are

The belief in protectionism.

Belief in family traditions.

Belief in Catholic Religion.

Belief of God as the Center of the universe.

Belief in private property.

Belief in Colombia.

Belief in individual rights.

Belief in a social stability.


There have been many conservative movements, apart from the principal party. We may see "Conservatismo Colombiano" party.

And others like Rojas Pinilla movements that was influenced by conservative ideals, other important movement was created by Nunez it was a coalition between conservatives and moderated liberals, and it participate at some elections by the name of "Partido Nacional".

Before the creation of the party, the members where called "Godos". This "Republicanos Moderados" and some other "radical conservatives" lead to the beginnings of the Colombian Conservative Party.


There have been many conservative presidents:

Simon Bolivar

Jose Ignacio de Marquez

Pedro Alcantara Herran

Rufino Cuervo Barreto

Manuel Maria Mallarino

Mariano Ospina Rodriguez

Bartolome Calvo

Rafael Nunez (*)

Carlos Holguin Mallarino

Miguel Antonio Caro

Manuel Antonio Sanclemente

Jose Manuel Marroquin

Rafael Reyes

Ramon Gonzalez Valencia

Carlos Restrepo

Jose Vicente Concha

Marco Fidel Suare

Jorge Holguin Mallarino

Pedro Nel Ospina Vasquez

Miguel Avadia Mendez

Mariano Ospina Perez

Laureano Gomez

Roberto Urdaneta Arbelaez

Guillermo Leon Valencia

Misael Pastrana Borrero

Belisario Betancur Cuartas

Andres Pastrana Arango

Alvaro Uribe Velez(*)

(*)Presidents of Liberal origin which implemented conservative policies / but then become allied with conservatism.

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