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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.

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Alberto Carrasquilla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Colombia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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