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Camilo Ponce Enríquez

President of Ecuador

Camilo Ponce Enríquez (January 31, 1912 – September 13, 1976) was an Ecuadorian political figure. He served as the president of Ecuador between 1956 and 1960. He was married to María de las Mercedes de Gangotena Jijón.

Camilo Ponce Enríquez
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President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1956 – August 31, 1960
Preceded byJosé María Velasco Ibarra
Succeeded byJosé María Velasco Ibarra
Personal details
Born(1912-01-1912)January 1912, 1912 invalid day
Quito Ecuador
DiedSeptember 13, 1976(1976-09-13) (aged 64)
Quito, Ecuador
NationalityEcuadorian

In 1951 Camilo Ponce, along with Sixto Durán Ballén founded the Movimiento Social Cristiano (MSC), which later became the Partido Social Cristiano (PSC). In 1956 Ponce won the presidential elections and named Durán Ballén minister of public works.

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