Rodrigo Borja Cevallos
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|President of Ecuador|
August 10, 1988 – August 10, 1992
|Vice President||Luis Parodi Valverde|
|Preceded by||León Febres Cordero|
|Succeeded by||Sixto Durán Ballén|
June 19, 1935 |
Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
|Political party||Party of the Democratic Left|
Borja was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. He helped to found the Party of the Democratic Left, a socialist political party which quickly gained strength. He served several terms in Congress, leaving it in 1982. Borja first ran for President of Ecuador in 1978, coming in fourth place. He again ran for president in 1984, receiving the most votes in the first round, 36%, but he was defeated in the runoff. He succeeded in winning the 1988 presidential election, and focused on Ecuador's economic problems during his presidency. Like all Ecuadorian presidents, he was not allowed to seek a second term. After his presidency, he remained the leader of the Party of the Democratic Left. He ran for President again in 1998, receiving 12% of the vote and coming in third place, and again ran for president in 2002, receiving 14% of the vote and fourth place.
- "Ecuador Presidente de la República" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- "Dr. Rodrigo Borja Cevallos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- Jaime de Salazar y Acha (Second Semister 2010, Number 75). "Boletín de la Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía" (in Spanish). Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía. p. 17. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
León Febres Cordero
|President of Ecuador
Sixto Durán Ballén
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