Núñez, Rafael räfäāl´ no͞o´nyās [key], 1825–94, president of Colombia (1880–82, 1884–94). After a term as a liberal, he was reelected and became increasingly conservative. A new constitution created the centralized Republic of Colombia in 1886.
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