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President of Ecuador

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The President of Ecuador is the chief of state and the head of government in the country. Under the current Constitution (adopted in 2008), the President is elected by popular (by many people) vote, for a period of four years. Immediate re-election is permitted.

Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador
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Incumbent
Lenín Moreno

since May 24, 2017
StyleMr. President
ResidenceCarondelet Palace
Term lengthFour years
renewable once (as of the Constitution of 2008)
Inaugural holderJuan José Flores
FormationSeptember 22, 1830
WebsiteOfficial website

List of Presidents of EcuadorEdit

# Picture Name Began office Left office Title(s)
1   Juan José Flores May 13, 1830
(as Supreme Chief)
September 10, 1834 Supreme Chief (May 3, 1830 - August 14, 1830)
Provisional President (August 14, 1830 - September 22, 1830)
President (September 22, 1830 - September 10, 1834)
2   Vicente Rocafuerte September 10, 1834 January 31, 1839 Supreme Chief of Guayas (September 10, 1834 - June 22, 1835)
Supreme Chief of the State (June 22, 1835 - August 8, 1835)
President (August 8, 1835 - January 31, 1839)
3   Juan José Flores February 1, 1839 January 15, 1843 President
4   Juan José Flores April 1, 1843 March 6, 1845 President
-   José Joaquín de Olmedo March 7, 1845 December 8, 1845 Head of Provisional Government
5   Vicente Ramón Roca December 8, 1845 October 15, 1849 President
6   Manuel de Ascásubi October 15, 1849 December 7, 1850 President
7   Diego Noboa December 8, 1850 September 12, 1851 Interim President (December 8, 1850 - February 25, 1851)
President (February 26, 1851 - September 13, 1851)
8   José María Urvina July 24, 1851 October 15, 1856 Supreme Chief (July 24, 1851 - July 17, 1852)
Interim President (July 17, 1852 - September 6, 1852)
President (September 6, 1852 - October 15, 1856)
9   Francisco Robles October 16, 1856 August 31, 1859 President
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Governments of the Crisis
Provisional Government of Quito September 4, 1859 January 10, 1861 Members: Gabriel García Moreno
Jerónimo Carrión
Plácido Chiriboga
Rafael Carvajal
Government of Cuenca May 6, 1859 November 13, 1859 Leaders:
Jerónimo Carrión (May 6, 1859 - 7 May 1859)
Francisco Robles and Guillermo Franco (May 8, 1859 - September 27, 1859)
Ramón Borrero (September 27, 1859 - November 13, 1859; with Quito)
Supreme Leadership of Guayas August 21, 1859 September 24, 1860 Leader: Guillermo Franco
Cañar and Azuay (with Guayas) November 13, 1859 March 3, 1860 Leader: Mariano Moreno
Federal Government of Loja September 18, 1859 March 23, 1860 Leader: Manuel Carrión Pinzano
10   Gabriel García Moreno January 17, 1861 August 30, 1865 Interim President (January 17, 1861 - April 2, 1861)
President (April 2, 1861 - August 30, 1865)
11   Jerónimo Carrión September 7, 1865 November 6, 1867 President
-   Pedro José de Arteta November 7, 1867 January 20, 1868 Acting President
12   Javier Espinosa January 20, 1868 January 19, 1869 President
-   Gabriel García Moreno January 19, 1869 May 19, 1869 Interim President
-   Manuel de Ascásubi May 19, 1869 August 10, 1869 Interim President
13   Gabriel García Moreno August 10, 1869 August 6, 1875 President
-   Francisco Xavier León August 6, 1875 September 15, 1875 Interim President
-   José Javier Eguiguren September 15, 1875 December 9, 1875 Interim President
14   Antonio Borrero December 9, 1875 September 8, 1876 President
15   Ignacio de Veintemilla September 8, 1876 January 10, 1883 Supreme Chief (September 8, 1876 - January 26, 1878
President (April 21, 1878 - March 26, 1882)
Supreme Chief (March 26, 1882 - January 10, 1883)
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Governments of the Restoration
"Pentevirato Quiteño" January 14, 1883 October 15, 1883 Members:
José María Plácido Caamaño
Luis Cordero
Agustín Guerrero
Pablo Herrera
Rafael Pérez Pareja
Supreme Leadership of Manabí and Esmeralda June 5, 1883 October 15, 1883 Leader: Eloy Alfaro
Supreme Leadership of Guayas July 10, 1883 October 15, 1883 Leader: Pedro Carbo
16   José Plácido Caamaño October 15, 1883 June 30, 1888 Interim President (October 15, 1883 - February 10, 1884
President (February 10, 1884 - June 30, 1888)
-   Pedro José Cevallos July 1, 1888 August 17, 1888 Acting President
17   Antonio Flores Jijón August 17, 1888 June 10, 1892 President
18   Luis Cordero Crespo July 1, 1892 April 16, 1895 President
-   Vicente Lucio Salazar April 16, 1895 June 5, 1895 Acting President
19   Eloy Alfaro June 5, 1895 August 31, 1901 Supreme Chief (June 5, 1895 - October 9, 1896)
Interim President (October 9, 1896 - January 17, 1897)
President (January 17, 1897 - August 31, 1901)
20   Leónidas Plaza September 1, 1901 August 31, 1905 President
21   Lizardo García September 1, 1905 January 15, 1906 President
22   Eloy Alfaro January 16, 1906 August 11, 1911 Supreme Chief (January 16, 1906 - October 9, 1906)
Interim President (October 9, 1906 - January 1, 1907)
President (January 1, 1907 - August 11, 1911)
-   Carlos Freile Zaldumbide August 11, 1911 August 31, 1911 Acting President
23   Emilio Estrada September 1, 1911 December 21, 1911 President
-   Carlos Freile Zaldumbide December 22, 1911 March 5, 1912 Acting President
-   Francisco Andrade Marín March 6, 1912 August 1, 1912 Acting President
24   Leónidas Plaza September 1, 1912 August 31, 1916 President
25   Alfredo Baquerizo September 1, 1916 August 31, 1920 President
26 José Luis Tamayo September 1, 1920 August 31, 1924 President
27   Gonzalo Córdova September 1, 1924 July 9, 1925 President
-   First Provisional Government July 10, 1925 January 6, 1926
-   Second Provisional Government January 10, 1926 March 31, 1926
28   Isidro Ayora April 3, 1926 August 24, 1931 Interim President (April 6, 1926 - April 17, 1929)
President (April 17, 1929 - August 24, 1931)
-   Luis Larrea Alba August 24, 1931 October 15, 1931 Minister of Government
-   Alfredo Baquerizo October 15, 1931 August 28, 1932 President of the Senate
-   Carlos Freile Larrea August 28, 1932 September 1, 1932 Minister of Government
-   Alberto Guerrero Martínez September 2, 1932 December 4, 1932 President of the Senate
29   Juan de Dios Martínez December 5, 1932 October 19, 1933 President
-   Abelardo Montalvo October 20, 1933 August 31, 1934 Acting President
30   José María Velasco Ibarra September 1, 1934 August 21, 1935 President
-   Antonio Pons August 21, 1935 September 25, 1935 Acting President
-   Federico Páez September 26, 1935 October 23, 1937 Supreme Chief
-   Alberto Enríquez Gallo October 23, 1937 August 10, 1938 Supreme Chief
-   Manuel María Borrero August 10, 1938 December 1, 1938 Interim President
31   Aurelio Mosquera December 2, 1938 November 17, 1939 President
-   Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río November 18, 1939 December 10, 1939 Acting President
-   Andrés Córdova December 11, 1939 August 10, 1940 Acting President
-   Julio Enrique Moreno August 10, 1940 August 31, 1940 Acting President
32   Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río September 1, 1940 May 28, 1944 President
33   José María Velasco Ibarra June 1, 1944 August 23, 1947 President of the Republic (June 1, 1944 - August 10, 1944)
Constitutional President (August 10, 1944 - March 30, 1946)
President of the Republic (March 30, 1946 - August 10, 1946)
Constitutional President (August 10, 1946 - August 23, 1947)
  Carlos Mancheno Cajas August 23, 1947 September 2, 1947 Supreme Chief
  Mariano Suárez Veintimilla September 2, 1947 September 17, 1948 Acting President
34   C.J. Arosemena Tola September 17, 1947 August 31, 1948 President
35   Galo Plaza September 1, 1948 August 31, 1952 President
36   José María Velasco Ibarra September 1, 1952 August 31, 1956 President
37   Camilo Ponce Enríquez September 1, 1956 August 31, 1960 President
38   José María Velasco Ibarra September 1, 1960 November 7, 1961 President
39   C.J. Arosemena Monroy November 7, 1961 July 11, 1963 President
-   Military Junta July 11, 1963 March 29, 1966 Members:
Ramón Castro Jijón
Luis Cabrera Sevilla
Guillermo Freile Posso (until November 9, 1965)
Marcos Gándara
40   Clemente Yerovi March 19, 1966 November 16, 1966 President
41   Otto Arosemena November 16, 1966 August 31, 1968 Interim President (November 16, 1966 - May 25, 1967)
Constitutional President (May 25, 1967 - August 31, 1968)
42   José María Velasco Ibarra September 1, 1968 February 15, 1972 President (September 1, 1968 - June 22, 1970)
Supreme Chief (June 22, 1970 - February 15, 1972)
43   Guillermo Rodríguez February 15, 1972 January 11, 1976 President
-   Supreme Government Council January 11, 1976 August 10, 1979 Vice Admiral Alfredo Poveda (President of the Council)
General Guillermo Durán
General Luis Leoro Franco
44   Jaime Roldós Aguilera August 10, 1979 May 24, 1981 President
45   Osvaldo Hurtado May 24, 1981 August 10, 1984 President
46   León Febres Cordero August 10, 1984 August 10, 1988 President
47   Rodrigo Borja Cevallos August 10, 1988 August 10, 1992 President
48   Sixto Durán Ballén August 10, 1992 August 10, 1996 President
49   Abdalá Bucaram August 10, 1996 February 6, 1997 President
-   Rosalía Arteaga February 6, 1997 February 11, 1997 Acting President
-   Fabián Alarcón February 11, 1997 August 10, 1998 Interim President
50   Jamil Mahuad August 10, 1998 January 21, 2000 President
51   Gustavo Noboa January 22, 2000 January 15, 2003 President
52   Lucio Gutiérrez January 15, 2003 April 20, 2005 President
53   Alfredo Palacio April 20, 2005 January 14, 2007 President
54   Rafael Correa January 15, 2007 May 24, 2017 President
55   Lenín Moreno May 24, 2017 Incumbent President