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Vice President of Ecuador is the second highest political position in Ecuador. In many instances, the vice president succeeded the president in turbulent political situations. The last time was in 2005 after the resignation of president Lucio Gutiérrez. According to the current constitution, the vice president is elected on the same ticket as the president.

HistoryEdit

Below is the history of the office holders.[1][2] The list is complete.

List of Vice PresidentsEdit

Picture Name Took Office Left Office President
  José Joaquín de Olmedo 1830 1831 Juan José Flores
  José Modesto Larrea 1831 1835 Juan José Flores
Juan Bernardo León 1835 1839 Vicente Rocafuerte
  Francisco Aguirre 1839 1843 Juan José Flores
  Francisco Marcos 1843 1845 Juan José Flores
Pablo Merino 1845 1847 Vicente Ramón Roca
  Manuel de Ascásubi 1847 1851 Vicente Ramón Roca
Position abolished 1851 1852
  Pacifico Chiriboga 1852 1854 José María Urbina
  Manuel Bustamante 1854 1856 José María Urbina
Marcos Espinel 1856 1858 José María Urbina
Francisco Robles
  Jerónimo Carrión 1858 1860 Francisco Robles
  Mariano Cueva 1861 1863 Gabriel García Moreno
  Antonio Borrero 1863 1864 Gabriel García Moreno
  Rafael Carvajal 1864 1865 Gabriel García Moreno
  Pedro José de Arteta 1865 1867 Jerónimo Carrión
Position vacant 1867 1868
  Pedro José de Arteta 1868 1869 Juan Javier Espinosa
  Francisco Javier León 1869 1875 Gabriel García Moreno
Position vacant 1875 1883
Rafael Pérez Pareja 1883 1884 José Plácido Caamaño
  Agustín Guerrero Lizarzaburu 1884 1886 José Plácido Caamaño
  Pedro José Cevallos 1886 1890 José Plácido Caamaño
Antonio Flores Jijón
  Pablo Herrera 1890 1894 Antonio Flores Jijón
Luis Cordero Crespo
  Vicente Lucio Salazar 1894 1895 Luis Cordero Crespo
Position vacant 1895 1897
  Manuel Benigno Cueva 1897 1899 Eloy Alfaro
  Carlos Freire Zaldumbide 1899 1903 Eloy Alfaro
Leonidas Plaza
  Alfredo Baquerizo 1903 1906 Leonidas Plaza
Lizardo García
Position abolished 1906 1946
  Mariano Suárez Veintimilla 1946 1947 José María Velasco Ibarra
José Rafael Bustamante 1947 1948 Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola
Manuel Sotomayor 1948 1949 Galo Plaza Lasso
Abel Gilbert 1949 1952 Galo Plaza Lasso
Alfredo Chiriboga 1952 1956 José María Velasco Ibarra
Francisco Illingworth 1956 1960 Camilo Ponce Enríquez
  C. J. Arosemena Monroy 1960 1961 José María Velasco Ibarra
Reinaldo Varea 1961 1963 Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy
Position vacant 1963 1968
Jorge Zavala 1968 1972 José María Velasco Ibarra
Position vacant 1972 1979
  Osvaldo Hurtado 1979 1981 Jaime Roldós Aguilera
  León Roldós Aguilera 1981 1984 Osvaldo Hurtado
Blasco Peñaherrera 1984 1988 León Febres Cordero
Luis Parodi 1988 1992 Rodrigo Borja
  Alberto Dahik 1992 1995 Sixto Durán Ballén
Eduardo Peña 1995 1996 Sixto Durán Ballén
  Rosalía Arteaga 1996 1998 Abdalá Bucaram
Fabián Alarcón
Pedro Aguayo Cubillo 1998 1998 Fabián Alarcón
  Gustavo Noboa 1998 2000 Jamil Mahuad
Pedro Pinto Rubianes 2000 2003 Gustavo Noboa
  Alfredo Palacio 2003 2005 Lucio Gutierrez
Alejandro Serrano 2005 2007 Alfredo Palacio
  Lenín Moreno 15 January 2007 24 May 2013 Rafael Correa
  Jorge Glas 24 May 2013 Powers and duties suspended on 3 August 2017
6 January 2018
Rafael Correa
Lenín Moreno
  María Alejandra Vicuña 4 October 2017 6 January 2018
(Acting [for Jorge Glas to 2 January 2018])
Lenín Moreno
6 January 2018 Powers and duties suspended on 3 December 2018
4 December 2018
  José Augusto Briones 3 December 2018 11 December 2018 Lenín Moreno
  Otto Sonnenholzner 11 December 2018 Incumbent Lenín Moreno

ReferencesEdit

  1. History of Vicepresidency
  2. "Vicepresidentes en la historia" (PDF). www.vicepresidencia.gob.ec. Retrieved 25 November 2017.