Inspect and surveillance of public utility institutions so that their incomes are maintained and properly implemented and that all the essentials in compliance with the wishes of the founders. Patent grant temporary privileges to authors of inventions or useful improvements in accordance with the law. Issue letters of naturalization, under the law. ARTICLE 190. The President of the Republic is elected for a term of four years, by half plus one of votes, by secret and direct deposit people at a time and with the formalities prescribed by law. If no candidate obtains such a majority, will hold a new vote to be held three weeks later, in which only involved the two candidates who obtained the most votes.
Will be declared president who obtains the highest number of votes. In case of death or permanent disability of one of the two candidates with the most votes, his party or political movement may enter a new candidate for the second round. If it does or if the lack is due to another cause, will replace him who has obtained the third ballot, and so on and in descending order. If the failure to produce with less than two weeks before the second round, it will be postponed for a fortnight. ARTICLE 191. To be President of the Republic must be Colombian by birth, citizenship rights and more than thirty years. ARTICLE 192. The President of the Republic shall take possession of their fate to Congress, and take an oath in these terms: "I swear to God I promise to faithfully fulfill the people's Constitution and laws of Colombia ".