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List of famous politicians from Colombia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Colombian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Colombian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Colombia and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Colombia, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List features politicians like Fernando Araújo Perdomo, Virgilio Barco Vargas and more!

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Alberto Carrasquilla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Alberto Carrasquilla age 59 Alberto Carrasquilla Barrera is a Colombian economist who served as Minister of Finance and Public Credit under the government of President Álvaro Uribe.

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Alberto Lleras Camargo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Alberto Lleras Camargo Died at 84 (1906-1990) Alberto Lleras Camargo was the 20th President of Colombia, and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States. A journalist and liberal party politician, he also served as ...more

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Álvaro Araújo Castro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Álvaro Araújo Castro age 51 Álvaro Araújo Castro is a Colombian economist and former actor and Senator of Colombia. A Liberal politician, and leader of the ALAS-Team Colombia political movement, he was ...more

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Álvaro Uribe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Álvaro Uribe age 66 Álvaro Uribe Vélez is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. In 2012 Uribe and a group of political allies founded the Democratic ...more

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Andrés Felipe Arias Leiva is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Andrés Felipe Arias Leiva age 45 Andrés Felipe Arias Leiva is a Colombian economist and victim of persecution by the colombian justice, who served as the 8th Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia from ...more

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Antanas Mockus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Antanas Mockus age 66 Aurelijus Rūtenis Antanas Mockus Šivickas is a Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician. He has a master degree in philosophy from the Colombian University, Universidad Nacional de ...more

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Belisario Betancur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Belisario Betancur age 95 Belisario Betancur Cuartas is a former Colombian politician and the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986. He is the member of the Colombian Conservative Party.

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Carlos Alberto Baena is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Carlos Alberto Baena age 51 Carlos Alberto Baena López is a Colombian lawyer and politician, currently serving as Senator of Colombia since 2010. Baena is a co-founder of the Independent Movement of Absolute ...more

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Carlos Eugenio Restrepo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Carlos Eugenio Restrepo Died at 70 (1867-1937) Carlos Eugenio Restrepo Restrepo was a Colombian lawyer, writer, and statesman, who was elected President of Colombia in 1910. During his administration he worked towards making political ...more

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Carlos Holguín Mallarino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Carlos Holguín Mallarino Died at 62 (1832-1894) Carlos Holguín Mallarino was a Colombian lawyer, journalist and politician who became President of Colombia between 1888 and 1892, acting in the absence of President Rafael

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Carlos Lleras Restrepo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Carlos Lleras Restrepo Died at 86 (1908-1994) Carlos Alberto Lleras Restrepo was the 22nd President of Colombia from 1966 to 1970.

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Carlos Rodado Noriega is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Carlos Rodado Noriega age 52 Carlos Enrique Rodado Noriega is a Colombian engineer and politician currently serving as Ambassador of Colombia to Argentina. He served as the 28th and 9th Minister of Mines and Energy of ...more

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César Gaviria is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
César Gaviria age 71 César Augusto Gaviria Trujillo was the 28th President of Colombia, and the 7th Secretary General of the Organization of American States.

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Ciro Arturo Pupo Castro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Ciro Arturo Pupo Castro age 57 Ciro Arturo Pupo Castro is a Colombian politician and former Mayor of the Colombian city of Valledupar. He was elected mayor as a member of the Colombian Liberal Party. He is married with Obeida ...more

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Cristian Moreno Panezo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Cristian Moreno Panezo age 48 Cristian Moreno Panezo is a Colombian politician and lawyer from the Universidad del Atlantico with a specialization in constitutional law from the National University of Colombia. On October ...more

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Dilian Francisca Toro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Dilian Francisca Toro age 59 Dilian Francisca Toro Torres is a Colombian physician and politician, she served as Senator of Colombia from 2002 to 2013. She is currently being investigated by the Supreme Court of Justice of ...more

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Edgardo José Maya Villazón is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Edgardo José Maya Villazón age 67 Edgardo José Maya Villazón is a Colombian lawyer, and former Inspector General of Colombia.

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Eduardo Santos Montejo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Eduardo Santos Montejo Died at 86 (1888-1974) Eduardo Santos Montejo was a leading Colombian publisher and politician, active in the Colombian Liberal Party. He owned the prominent Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo, and served as the ...more

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Eduardo Verano de la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Eduardo Verano de la Rosa age 68 Eduardo Ignacio Verano de la Rosa is a Colombian politician, businessman, and active member of the Colombian Liberal Party. He served as Governor of Atlántico Department from 2008-2011, ...more

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Eliseo Payán is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Eliseo Payán Died at 70 (1825-1895) José Eliseo Payán Hurtado was a Colombian lawyer, politician, and military officer. Payán as Vice President of Colombia assumed the Presidency of Colombia due to the absence ...more

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Ernesto Samper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Ernesto Samper age 68 Ernesto Samper Pizano is a Colombian politician. Samper is a member of the aristocratic, wealthy and influential Samper family. He served as the President of Colombia from 1994 to 1998, ...more

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Ezequiel Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Ezequiel Hurtado Died at 65 (1825-1890) Ezequiel Hurtado Hurtado was a politician, military general and statesman who became President of Colombia. He was born in Silvia, in the department of Cauca, December 14, 1825 and died in ...more

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Fabio Valencia Cossio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Fabio Valencia Cossio age 70 Fabio Valencia Cossio (nacido en Medellín, Antioquia, el 23 de marzo de 1948) es un abogado y político colombiano. Es bachiller del Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, de los jesuitas y ...more

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Fernando Araújo Perdomo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Fernando Araújo Perdomo age 63 Fernando Araújo Perdomo is a Colombian politician. He was the Minister of Development during the administration of Andrés Pastrana. He resigned from this post after the ...more

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Fernando Botero Zea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Fernando Botero Zea age 62 Fernando Botero Zea is a Colombian politician who served in several public positions, including as Defense Minister under President Ernesto Samper, for whom he was campaign manager in his ...more

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Francisco Santos Calderón is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Francisco Santos Calderón age 57 Francisco Santos Calderón also known as Pacho Santos born 14 August 1961 in the city of Bogotá, is a Colombian politician and journalist. Santos was elected as Álvaro ...more

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Gabriel París Gordillo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Gabriel París Gordillo Died at 98 (1910-2008) Gabriel París Gordillo was President of Colombia from May 1957 to August 1958 as Chairman of the Colombian Military Junta Government following the 1957 Coup d'état.

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Gina Parody is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Gina Parody age 45 Gina María Parody d'Echeona is the current Minister of Education of Colombia. Born in Bogotá in 1973, Parody graduated as a lawyer from Pontificial Xavierian University and became ...more

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Gustavo Petro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Gustavo Petro age 58 Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego, is a Colombian politician and economist, and current mayor of the capital city of Bogota. In his youth, he was a member of the militant guerrilla group 19th of ...more

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Gustavo Rojas Pinilla is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Died at 75 (1900-1975) Gustavo Rojas Pinilla was the 19th President of Colombia from June 1953 to May 1957. An Army General, he mounted a successful coup d'état against the incumbent President, Laureano ...more

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Hernando Molina Araújo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Hernando Molina Araújo age 57 Hernando César Molina Araújo is a Colombian politician. Son of Hernando Molina Céspedes and Consuelo Araújo, he studied at the Colegio Nacional Loperena in Valledupar ...more

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Humberto De la Calle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Humberto De la Calle age 72 Humberto de la Calle Lombana is a Colombian lawyer and politician. He served as Vice President of Colombia from 1994 to 1997.

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Íngrid Betancourt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Íngrid Betancourt age 57 Ingrid Betancourt Pulecio is a Colombian politician, former senator and anti-corruption activist. Betancourt was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on 23 February 2002 and ...more

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Jaime Bermúdez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Jaime Bermúdez age 52 Jaime Bermúdez Merizalde is a Colombian lawyer and diplomat who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia from 2008 to 2010.

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Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez was a Colombian civil engineer, businessman and writer who served as 12th Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, and held various ...more

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Jorge Holguín is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Jorge Holguín Died at 80 (1848-1928) Jorge Marcelo Holguín Mallarino was a Colombian politician and military officer, two time Acting President of Colombia: June–August 1909 as interim president, and from November 1921 to ...more

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Jorge Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Jorge Isaacs Died at 58 (1837-1895) Jorge Isaacs Ferrer was a Colombian writer, politician and soldier. His only novel, María, became one of the most notable works of the Romantic movement in Spanish-language literature.

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Jorge Noguera Cotes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Jorge Noguera Cotes age 55 Jorge Aurelio Noguera Cotes is a Colombian lawyer and former Director of the Administrative Department of Security, the intelligence service agency of Colombia. A Liberal party politician, he ...more

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José Eusebio Otalora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
José Eusebio Otalora Died at 59 (1826-1885) José Eusebio Otálora Martínez was a Colombian statesman and General who became President of the United States of Colombia in 1882 in his capacity as the Second Presidential ...more

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José Fernández Madrid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
José Fernández Madrid Died at 41 (1789-1830) José Luis Álvaro Alvino Fernández Madrid was a Neogranadine statesman, physician, scientist and writer, who was President of the interim triumvirate of the United Provinces ...more

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José Manuel Marroquín is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
José Manuel Marroquín Died at 81 (1827-1908) Jose Manuel Cayetano Marroquín Ricaurte was a Colombian political figure and the 27th President of Colombia.

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Juan Lozano Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Juan Lozano Ramírez age 54 Juan Francisco Lozano Ramírez is a Colombian lawyer and journalist currently serving as Senator of Colombia and since 2010 has been the General Director of the Social Party of National ...more

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Juan Manuel Santos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Juan Manuel Santos age 67 Juan Manuel Santos Calderón is the 32nd and current President of Colombia, in office since 2010. He was Minister of Defence from 2006 to 2009. An economist by profession and a journalist ...more

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Julián Trujillo Largacha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Julián Trujillo Largacha Died at 55 (1828-1883) Julián Trujillo Largacha was a Colombian lawyer, statesman, General of the Army and President of Colombia from 1878 to 1880.

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Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez age 64 Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez is a Colombian psychiatrist and philosopher, who served as the 5th High Commissioner for Peace of Colombia from 2002 to 2006. For some time, the Government of ...more

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Manuel Cepeda Vargas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Manuel Cepeda Vargas Died at 64 (1930-1994) Manuel Cepeda Vargas was a lawyer and Senator of Colombia, gunned down in Bogotá on 9 August 1994 as part of a bloody repression of the Patriotic Union. A Communist party politician, he ...more

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María Consuelo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
María Consuelo Araújo age 47 María Consuelo Araújo Castro is a Colombian politician. In 2006 she was appointed Minister of Foreign Relations of the government of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. She ...more

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María Isabel Urrutia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
María Isabel Urrutia age 53 María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró is a former weightlifter, athlete and politician from Colombia.

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Mauricio Pimiento is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Mauricio Pimiento age 57 Mauricio Pimiento Barrera is a Colombian politician, former Senator of Colombia. Pimiento was arrested on February 16, 2007 after being involved in the Para-political scandal. On May 16, 2008 ...more

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Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez age 55 Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez Castañeda is a Colombian lawyer and politician. She served as Senator of Colombia and Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia, having served ...more