In case of absolute lack of the President of the Republic, the Vice-president will assume the position until the end of the period. The President of the Republic will be able to trust to the Vice-president special missions or orders and to designate it in any position of the executive branch. The Vice-president no it will be able to assume functions of Minister Delegatario. ARTICLE 203. For want of the Vice-president when it was exerting the Presidency, this one will be assumed by a Minister in the order that establishes the law.
The person who in accordance with this article replaces the President, will belong to her same party or movement and will even exert the Presidency when the Congress, by own right, within the thirty days following to the date in which the presidential vacancy takes place, chooses the Vice-president, who will take possession from the Presidency of the Republic. ARTICLE 204. To be chosen Vice-president the same qualities are required that stop to be President of the Republic. The Vice-president could be reelected for the period following if Integra the same formula of the President in exercise. The Vice-president could be chosen President of the Republic for the following period when the President in exercise does not appear like candidate. (Article Modified by Decree 2310 of 2004) ARTICLE 205. In case of absolute lack of the Vice-president, the Congress it will reunite by own right, or call of the President of the Republic, in order to choose to that there is to replace it for the rest of the period.
They are absolute lack of the Vice-president: its death, its accepted resignation and the permanent physical incapacity recognized by the Congress. CHAPTER IV – OF THE MINISTERS AND DIRECTORS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS ARTICLE 206. The number, denomination and order of precedence of the ministries and administrative departments will be determined by the law.