The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Colombia
is part of the executive power, and according to the presidential orientation of the Colombian Constitution of 1991
, it is a cabinet of advisors to the President of Colombia
In the Constitution of 1821, Simón Bolívar
created a Cabinet with 5 members called Secretaries:
- Secretary of the Interior
- Secretary of the Exterior (Foreign Affairs and Trade)
- Secretary of the Marine
- Secretary of War
- Secretary of Finance and Public Credit
With time, areas of some secretaries were given to new institutions, like in the mid-19th century when the Secretary of Trade was created, depriving of that function to the Secretary of the Exterior (then renamed to Foreign Affairs).
In 1886, President Rafael Nuñez
the names of the Secretaries were changed to Ministries, and new ones were created, so, in the beginning of the 20th century, after the Thousand Days War
, the Council of ministers was composed of:
- Ministry of the Government
- Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Chancellor)
- Ministry of War
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of the Treasury
The Secretary of Trade disappeared, its assignments were transferred to the Viceministry of Development, under the control of the Minister of Finance.
- 1905 - The Ministry of Foment is renamed Ministry of Public Works.
- 1905 - The Ministry of the Treasury and the Ministry of Finance are consolidated into one as the Ministry of Finance and the......