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Congreso de La República

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The Colombian Legislative Branch of Government is at the national level represented by the Cámara de Representantes (House of Representatives) and the Senado de la República (Senate of the Republic).
Each member of either chamber is called in general Congresista (Congressmen) or Parlamentario (Parliamentarian), as well as the members of the Cámara de Representantes are called Representantes (Representatives) and the members of the Senado de la República are called Senadores. No specific Congressman personal flag has ever been reported.
On the Regional level, each one of the 32 Department has its own Asamblea Departamental (Department Assembly). The members of the Asamblea Departamental are called Asambleístas (Assembly men) or Diputados (Deputies). No Assembly has a particular flag. And no specific Deputy personal flag has ever been reported.
However there is the Federación Nacional de Departamentos (National Federation of Departments) (web site at which represents Deputies nationwide This Federation was established in 1994 in Popayán.
On the Local level, each Municipality has its own Consejo Municipal (Municipal Council). The members of the Consejo Municipal are called Concejales (Councilmen, or Elders). No Council has a particular flag. And no specific Councilmen personal flag has ever been reported.
However there is the FENACON (Federación Nacional de Consejos, web site at which represents Councilmen nationwide. Currently it has 632 Councils out of the total number of Municipalities that exist in Colombia. FENACON was established in October 1993, in Medellin.
Source: Wikipedia.
E. R., 17 August 2008

The Colombian Congress, officially called Congreso de La República (Congress of the Republic) is a bicameral one, having the House of Representatives ( not featured on FOTW ) as the lower chamber and the Senate as the higher chamber. Each chamber (House and Senate) has seven Comisiones Constitucionales (Constitutional Commissions) as follows:
- Comisión Primera (First Commission), in charge of laws regarding constitutional reform, territorial organization and related issues
- Comisión Segunda (Second Commission) in charge of laws regarding national defense, international relations and armed forces
- Comisión Tercera (Third Commission) in charge of laws regarding taxation, central bank and related issues
- Comisión Cuarta (Fourth Commission) in charge of laws regarding fiscal and budget control and related issues
- Comisión Quinta (Fifht Commission) in charge of laws regarding natural resources and environmental issues
- Comisión Sexta (Sixth Commission) in charge of laws regarding communications, public services, transportation and related issues
- Comisión Séptima (Seventh Commission) in charge of laws regarding salaries, civil service, culture, women, and related issues
Esteban Rivera, 3 March 2011


image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 March 2011

The full name of a Commission is: Comisión Primera Constitucional Permanente (First Permanent Constitutional Commission), and each of the other six have their names as such.
 The flag I saw last night, was from the First Commission, during a news broadcast from RCN during a debate in order to pass several reforms in order to create new Ministries.
The flag of the First Commission is the Colombian tricolor, plus the Coat of Arms in the middle, with the inscription around the Coat of Arms on top in capital golden letters which reads REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA, and below in capital golden letters COMISIÓN PRIMERA.
For additional info please visit:
Congreso (official website) (no longer available)
Cámara de Representantes (official website)
Senado (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 3 March 2011

Federación Nacional de Departamentos

The FND was first established as Corporación "Conferencia Nacional de Gobernadores" ("Governors' National Conference" Corporation), in 1994. It was created with the purpose of decentralization and the representation of interests from all 32 Governors of all the Departments before the central government. Also, the FND collects and manages Department taxes, such as alcohol and tobacco.

It changed its name during its XXth Assembly held in Bogotá, on January 1998, to its actual format.

Today, a news report ( by economic newspaper La República shows the flag ( of the FND, featuring its logo ( over a white horizontal background.

For additional information go to FND (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2018