World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Conservatism in Colombia

Article Id: WHEBN0008331329
Reproduction Date:

Title: Conservatism in Colombia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Cultural conservatism, LGBT history in Colombia, Office of the Auditor General of Colombia, Education in Colombia, Corregimientos of Colombia
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Conservatism in Colombia

Simón Bolívar is the image in which Conservatism in Colombia creates its ideologies: the ideals of this great character were used by many years on the different conservative movements. But the first formal party was created at the year of 1837, because of Jose Ignacio de Marquez and the image of Bolivar, it was known as "Republicanos Moderados". There did not exist a program, but they were believers of God, and liked Order and Control. On the year of 1840 there occurred a civil war that helped the perfilation of future parties, including the Colombian Conservative Party movement, principal representative of this ideal.

Colombian conservatism

Colombian conservatism, is an old ideal that believes in protectionism, and other ideals like being against totalitarism. Its history began with the creation of parties that represent conservatism on Colombia. But the strict difference that we may see with this conservatism toward the others, is the attitude it has toward, Protectionism, because many Colombian conservatives consider, it the unique solution for creating a fair market, between poor countries and the ones that are rich.


These ideals have change considerably over time, but the most important are

  • The belief in protectionism.
  • Belief in family traditions.
  • Belief in Catholic Religion.
  • Belief of God as the Center of the universe.
  • Belief in private property.
  • Belief in Colombia.
  • Belief in individual rights.
  • Belief in a social stability.


There have been many conservative movements, apart from the principal party. We may see "Conservatismo Colombiano" party.

And others like Rojas Pinilla movements that was influenced by conservative ideals, other important movement was created by Nuñez it was a coalition between conservatives and moderated liberals, and it participate at some elections by the name of "Partido Nacional". The National Popular Alliance was initiated in 1960s by disillusioned conservatives and it later developed into a populist opposition party.

Before the creation of the party, the members where called "Godos". This "Republicanos Moderados" and some other "radical conservatives" lead to the beginnings of the Colombian Conservative Party.

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of


There have been many conservative presidents:

(*)Presidents of Liberal origin which implemented conservative policies / but then become allied with conservatism.

External link and source

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.