President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations

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President Pro Tempore of the
Union of South American Nations
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Incumbent
Dési Bouterse

since 30 August 2013
Term length 1 year
Inaugural holder Michelle Bachelet
Formation 2008
Website UNASUR
Pro-tempore Presidency
(Spanish)
Union of South American Nations
Emblem of the Union of South American Nations.svg


The President Pro Tempore of the Union of South American Nations is the head position and representant of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). At international meetings, the declarations and concerted opinions of the supranational organism are presented by the President Pro Tempore. The office is exercised for a one-year period on a pro tempore basis by one of the heads of state of each UNASUR Member State, the succession following alphabetical order.[1] The current president is the President of Suriname Dési Bouterse.

The attributions of the President Pro Tempore are:[1]

To organize, invite members, and preside over UNASUR meetings, present to the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs the annual plan of activities of UNASUR and the meetings agenda, in coordination with the Secretary General, represent UNASUR in international meetings, with the approval of the Member States and sign declarations and agreements with third parties, after approval from the pertaining Unasur institutions.

The presidency pro témpore directs the eight ministerial councils of the Unasur: South American Council of Health, South American Council of Social Development, South American Council of Infrastructure and Planning, South American Council of Education, Culture, Science, Technology and Innovation; South American Council of Fight against the South American Narcotráfico, Council of Defense South American, South American Council of Economy and Finances, and South American Council.

List of Presidents Pro Tempore[edit]

President pro tempore Portrait State National party Took office Left office
1 Michelle Bachelet
Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria
Bachelet09122006.jpg  Chile Socialist Party of Chile 23 May 2008 10 August 2009
The first President of the Union of South American Nations and co-serving as the President of Chile.
2 Rafael Correa
Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado
Rafaelcorrea08122006.jpg  Ecuador PAIS Alliance 10 August 2009 26 November 2010
The second President of the Union of South American Nations and co-serving as the President of Ecuador.
3 Bharrat Jagdeo Guyana.BharratJagdeo.01.jpg  Guyana People's Progressive Party 26 November 2010 29 October 2011
The third President of the Union of South American Nations and co-serving as the President of Guyana.
4 Fernando Lugo
Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez
Lugo2008.jpg  Paraguay Patriotic Alliance for Change 29 October 2011 22 June 2012
The fourth President of the Union of South American Nations and co-serving as the President of Paraguay. Lugo resigned after being Impeached as the President of Paraguay.
5 Ollanta Humala
Ollanta Moisés Humala Tasso
Ollanta Humala (Brasilia, March 2006).jpeg  Peru Peruvian Nationalist Party 29 June 2012 30 August 2013
The fifth President of the Union of South American Nations and co-serving as the President of Peru.
6 Dési Bouterse
Desiré Delano Bouterse
President Bouterse.JPG  Suriname National Democratic Party 30 August 2013 Incumbent
The sixth President of the Union of South American Nations and co-serving as the President of Suriname.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UNASUR, Tratado Constitutivo de la Unasur