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List of Governors of the Department of Santander

The Governor of the Department Santander heads the executive branch of the government of the Colombian department of Santander. He or she is the highest ranking official in the department, serving as the main agent for the President of Colombia to carry on the task of maintaining public order and the execution of the general economic policy, and all matters of law passed down for the nation. The current governor is Horacio Serpa Uribe.

The Sovereign State of Santander was created on May 13, 1857 as the third Sovereign State of the Republic of New Granada. The State would be an independent entity within the country ruled by a President which would be elected by the State Congress. The President of the state would act as the governor of the region but with more power and independence from the central government, in turn, the title of Governor was given to the heads of government of the provinces of the state.

In 1886 the states were abolished and Santander became a Department under direct

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