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Florez, 1841 (Greater Colombia)

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Presidency of Colombia
1841-1847

Timeline: Greater Colombia
President: Juan José Flórez
Vice-president: Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera
Period: 1841-1847
Previous period: Sucre, 1835
Next period: Rocafuerte, 1847


In 1841, the new Parliament elects governor of South General Juan José Flórez as President of Colombia, and General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera as vice-president.

Once Flórez assumes the presidency, an aristocratic group from Quito rebels with the intention to secede from Colombia, and to form a Republic of Quito with all former colonial provinces. However, the lack of support from the peasants, as well as from the leading classes from Popayán and Guayaquil, and the opportune intervention of the Colombian army, crushes the rebellion.

after the rebellion, the Sierra department is divided in two: Quito and Cuenca.

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