Fernando Cordero Cueva
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|Fernando Cordero Cueva|
|Minister of National Defence|
September 24, 2014 – March 1, 2016
|Preceded by||María Fernanda Espinosa|
|Succeeded by||Ricardo Patiño|
|President of the National Assembly of Ecuador|
July 31, 2009 – May 14, 2013
|Preceded by||Himself (as President of the Legislative and Accountability Commission)|
|Succeeded by||Gabriela Rivadeneira|
|President of the Legislative and Accountability Commission of Ecuador|
October 27, 2008 – July 21, 2009
|Preceded by||Himself (as President of the Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly)|
|Succeeded by||Himself (as President of the National Assembly)|
|President of the Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly|
June 27, 2008 – October 27, 2008
|Preceded by||Alberto Acosta|
|Succeeded by||Himself (as President of the Legislative and Accountability Commission)|
|Mayor of Cuenca|
August 10, 1996 – January 5, 2005
|Preceded by||Xavier Muñoz Chávez|
|Succeeded by||Marcelo Cabrera Palacios|
|Born||May 27, 1952
|Political party||Nuevo País|
Juan Fernando Cordero Cueva (born May 27, 1952 in Cuenca) is an Ecuadorian politician and architect. He was the mayor of Cuenca between 1996 and 2005. He was also Member of the Ecuadorian Congress and President of the Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly in 2008. Between 2009 and 2013 he was President of the National Assembly. From September 2014 to March 2016 he was Minister of National Defence. He is also publicly known as Corcho Cordero.
Cordero was born 1952 in Cuenca the son of Leonardo Cordero Vega and his wife, Beatriz Cueva Jaramillo. His maternal grandfather was the recognized politician Carlos Cueva Tamaríz.
Cordero studied architecture at the University of Cuenca, of which he later served as dean from 1989–1991 and 1994-1996. He graduated 1975, absolved a post-gradual program in Brasil until 1977 and obtained later a Master's degree in Urbanism at the Complutense University of Madrid in 2007. He has been a professor at his alma mater since 1977 and has been involved in international architectural organizations such as Sociedad Interamericana de Planificación. He was elected mayor of Cuenca in 1996 and was reelected for a second term in 2000. As such he won 2004 a prize for the best work as mayor in Ecuador among 22 participants. 2006 Cueva was elected member of the Ecuadorian Congress as the most voted candidate in the country and 2007 of the Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly.
Cordero Cueva is married to Nelly Carvallo and has three children.
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- "Renuncia el ministro de Defensa de Ecuador" (in Spanish). Telesur. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- "María Fernanda Espinosa renunció al Ministerio de Defensa" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- "Ricardo Patiño es el nuevo ministro de Defensa de Ecuador" (in Spanish). Telesur. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.