List of Governors of Cesar Department

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Number of Governors of the Department of Cesar by party affiliation
Party Governors
Liberal 16
Conservative 5
Green 1

The Governor of Cesar Department is the popularly elected leader of the department of Cesar in northern Colombia to manage executive functions.

Since the establishment of the Cesar Department on December 21, 1967, governors were appointed by the President of Colombia until the Colombian Constitution of 1991 changed it to election by popular vote.

Governors[edit]

Order Image Governor Term Notes
1 Lopez Michelsen 1977.jpg Alfonso López Michelsen December 21, 1967 - August 14, 1968 First Governor of the Department of Cesar
2 Colpres proyecto.png Luis Roberto García August 16, 1968 - September 28, 1968 Interim
3 Colpres proyecto.png Alfonso Araújo Cotes September 21, 1968 - August 21, 1970
4 Colpres proyecto.png José Antonio Murgas August 22, 1970 - June 17, 1971
5 Colpres proyecto.png Manuel Germán Cuello June 19, 1971 - August 13, 1974
6 Colpres proyecto.png Luis Roberto García August 14, 1974 - March 13, 1975
7 Colpres proyecto.png Guillermo Baute Pavajeau March 14, 1975 - May 19, 1975
8 Colpres proyecto.png Ernesto Palencia Caratt May 22, 1975 - June 5, 1975 Interim
9 Colpres proyecto.png Alfonso Araújo Cotes June 7, 1975 - August 30, 1977
10 Colpres proyecto.png Armando Barros Baquero August 31, 1977 - April 25, 1978
10 Colpres proyecto.png Jaime Murgas Arzuaga April 25, 1978 - August 24, 1978
11 Colpres proyecto.png José Guillermo Castro Castro August 25, 1978 - March 12, 1981
12 Colpres proyecto.png Carmen García Vargas March 12, 1981 - March 23, 1981 Interim
13 Colpres proyecto.png Jorge Dangond Daza March 23, 1981 - August 27, 1982 Appointed by General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla.
14 Colpres proyecto.png Edgardo Pupo Pupo August 27, 1982 - August 23, 1983
15 Colpres proyecto.png Luis Rodriguez Valera August 23, 1983 - August 25, 1986
16 Colpres proyecto.png Maria Inés Castro de Ariza August 25, 1986 - March 6, 1987
17 Colpres proyecto.png Alfredo Araujo Castro March 7, 1987 - April 13, 1989 Interim
18 Colpres proyecto.png Paulina Mejía de Castro April 14, 1989 - February 8, 1990
19 Colpres proyecto.png Armando Maestre Pavajeau February 9, 1990 - September 2, 1990
20 Colpres proyecto.png Adalberto Ovalle Muñoz September 3, 1990 - June 14, 1991
21 Colpres proyecto.png Juan Carlos Quintero Castro June 15, 1991 - July 18, 1991
22 Colpres proyecto.png Abraham José Romero July 19, 1991 - November 13, 1991
23 Colpres proyecto.png Carlos Alberto Henao November 14, 1991 - January 1, 1992
24 Colpres proyecto.png Lucas Segundo Gnecco Cerchar January 1, 1992 - January 1, 1995 First popularly elected governor
25 Colpres proyecto.png Mauricio Pimiento January 1, 1995 - January 1, 1998
26 Colpres proyecto.png Lucas Segundo Gnecco Cerchar January 1, 1998 – 2000
27 Colpres proyecto.png César Gustavo Solano Noriega 2000 Interim
28 Colpres proyecto.png Rafael Bolaños Guerrero January 1, 2001 - January 1, 2004
29 Hernandomolinaaraujo.png Hernando Molina Araujo January 1, 2005 - May 17, 2007 Involved in the Colombian parapolitics scandal
30 Colpres proyecto.png Luis Carlos Ramirez Ariza May 17, 2007 - July 26, 2007 Interim
31 Colpres proyecto.png Rodrigo Canosa July 26, 2007 - December 21, 2007 Interim - Removed on charges of corruption
32 Colpres proyecto.png Clara Inés Collazos December 21, 2007 - January 1, 2008 Interim
33 Colpres proyecto.png Cristian Moreno Panezo January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2011
34 Colpres proyecto.png Luis Alberto Monsalvo Gnecco January 1, 2012 – Present

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