President of Colombia
The President of Colombia (Presidente de la Republica de Colombia) is the head of state and head of government of the Republic of Colombia. The office of president was established upon the ratification of the Constitution of 1819, by the Congress of Angostura, convened in December of 1819, when Colombia was part of "la Gran Colombia". The first president, General Simon Bolivar, took office in 1819. His position, initially self-proclaimed, was subsequently ratified by Congress.
The current president of the Republic of Colombia is Alvaro Uribe Velez.
According to the Colombian Constitution of 1991, Article 188: The President of Colombia is the head of state, head of government and Supreme Administrative Authority. The President of Colombia symbolizes the National Unity and after taking an oath to the Constitution of Colombia and swearing to defend and protect the nation's laws, he is charged to guarantee and protect the Rights and Liberties of all the Colombian nationals. [*]
Presidencia de la Republica de Colombia - Funciones Presidenciales
Georgetown University - Requisites to be President of Colombia
Presidencia de Colombia - Ley de Garantias Electorales
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article President of Colombia