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Minister of Defence

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image by Željko Heimer, 20 May 2001

At Album 2000 [pay00] - Minister of Defence (2:3) - National flag with black anchor topped with stylized "bird badge" centered on the flag.
Željko Heimer, 20 May 2001

The stylization of the black emblems are a bit different from previously reporeted flags, but I am inclined to give right to the Album 2000 versions (this, first of all, goes for the shape of the "bird badge", as I called it). However, one should not rule out the possibility that in last 150 years or so how long these flags are used (if I understood rightly, they are quite as old as the national flag) the stylization might have changed a bit.
Željko Heimer, 22 May 2001

Variants

 
image by Jaume Ollé

 
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State Minister or Elected President

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image by Željko Heimer, 22 May 2001

At [pay00], fig. 11 Captions says "... elected President". Are there non-elected presidents? Possibly there is someting behind this wording that I don't understand right.
Željko Heimer, 9 January 2001

I would suggest that "pre'sident elu" [presumably "presidente eligido" in Spanish] is probably better translated as "president- elect," meaning a president who has been elected but has not yet taken office.
Joseph McMillan, 11 January 2001

At Album 2000 [pay00] - State Minister or elected President (2:3) - National flag with a black "bird badge" in canton.
The flag was previously reported as "Ministers and Ambassadors Flag", but I guess that Armand's interpretation is more correct (or is it?). Also, am I right that "state ministers" are not all the members of the government, but only few ministers holding the most important positions, maybe with specially authorities/responsibilities?
Željko Heimer, 22 May 2001

I've never seen it but of course that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Elected President refers to a president who has been elected but has not taken office (President-Elect). Presidential elections take place in May but the president does not take office until August 7, leaving a three months interval. State Minister refers to "Ministro de Estado", also known as "Ministro Delegatrio". This is a figure by which a minister temporarily (usually a few days) carries on the president's functions at home while the president is travelling.
Jaime Vengoechea, 15 March 2003

Variants

 
image by Jaume Ollé

 
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Bogotá Mayorship flag


image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 March 2011

Last night in a tv interview with current Bogotá's Mayor on NTN24 news channel, I saw the flag of the Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá D.C. (Bogotá DC Higher Mayor), the highest city post. In the interview, one can see the Mayorship flag, which is the Colombian tricolor plus the CoA plus the inscription on top in capital golden letters which read REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA, and then below, in capital golden letters it reads ALCALDÍA MAYOR DE BTA. D.C.
Image: screenshot captured on 2011-3-3 from tv interview, located here. One can see the flag the video, elapsed time 00:34 until 00:39 Bogotá is officially designated Bogotá D.C. (Distrito Capital, Capital District) since 2000. Between 1991 and 2000 it was called Santa Fé de Bogotá. It is the capital city of Colombia. It is also designated by the national constitution as the capital of the Department of Cundinamarca, even though the city of Bogotá now comprises an independent Capital district (with its 20 Localidades) and no longer belongs administratively to that Department.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogot%C3%A1_D.C.
For additional information please look for: Bogotá D.C. (official website).
Esteban Rivera, 3 March 2010