Ernesto Samper Pizano

Former president of the Republic of Colombia

The Colombian politician, Ernesto Samper Pizano, was president of the Republic of Colombia in the period of 1994-1998. He studied economy and law in the Pontifical Xavierian University.

Samper served as General Secretary of the Liberal Party. Belisario Betancur, president of the Republic (1982-1986), named him extraordinary ambassador before the Assembly of the United Nations, in New York.

He was elected representative in 1984 and senator in 1986. He also founded and directed the Institute of Liberal Studies.

In the government of César Gaviria, he served as minister of Economic Development and ambassador in Spain. During his presidential term, Samper dedicated himself to improve the foreign image of Colombia and proposed the humanization of the economic openness of the country. 

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