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Vice President of Colombia

The Vice President of Colombia is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of Colombia upon leaves of absence or death, resignation, or removal of the President, as designated by the Colombian Constitution of 1991 which also reinstated the vice president figure after almost a century of being abolished during the presidency of Rafael Nunez. The Vice President can not assume Presidential functions on temporary absences of the President such as official trips abroad or vacations. In these cases, the President delegates functions to a cabinet member, usually the Minister of the Interior. The current Vice President of Colombia is Francisco Santos Calderon who also became the first Vice President to be reelected in a democratic election.

The vice president must be a natural-born citizen of Colombia, at least 30 years of age. [*] The Colombian Constitution of 1991 requires the vice president to meet the same eligibility requirements as the president that can be re-elected. It is also eligible for an unlimited number of terms as vice president.

The Vice President has the same period of functions that the President of Colombia and will replace him in case of temporary or complete absences. The Vice President can also be authorized by the President especial missions (like to represent him on international diplomatic visits) or designate him in any position of the Colombian Executive branch of Power.

Related websites


Vice Presidencia de Colombia official website

Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango - List of Vice Presidents of Colombia

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