Colombia is a republic with a strong executive branch that has dominance over the government. The government also contain a legislative branch and a judicial branch.
The legislature in Colombia contains a congress, and a supreme court predominates the judicial branch. The executive branch contains ministries and administrative departments, and the president retains a vice president as counsel. Governors are elected by the public; mayors are subordinate to the governors.
An inspector general is responsible for managing the affairs of the government. The inspector general collaborates with the controller general to oversee fiscal aspects of governing. The Ombudsman's Office of Colombia protects the civil and human rights of Colombians.