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In May of 1840, a group of Caucanos and Neo-Granadinos landowners, led by vice-president Obando, started a revolt against the government of Sucre and his policies. Including expansionism, the commercial agreements with Great Britain, and the reformist appearances. Some regiments of I exercise and private military services compose the forces of Obando but Páez, maintaining the control of most of the army, easily manages to contain the rebellion. Obando is demoted and the parliament chooses to Vicente Rocafuentes as the new vice-president.
In September, the governor of Panama declares the independence of Colombia, but a blockade in the Caribbean and Pacific coasts obtains the resignation of the governor and the loyalty of the new regional government.
In August of 1841 a territorial division is approved and the provinces of New Granada are elevated to the category of departments thus: Magdalena and Cartagena in the north, Boyacá and Cundinamarca in the east, and Tolima in the West. Panama also is divided into Chiriquí and Darién; Venezuela into Venezuela and Zulia; Orinoquía is divided into Bolivar and Apure and the South in Guayaquil and the Mountain range. Also the Senate reforms and lowers the number of senators from three to two.