President of Ecuador

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Constitutional President of the
Republic of Ecuador
Presidente Constitucional de la República del Ecuador
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Guillermo Lasso
since 24 May 2021
Executive branch of the
Government of Ecuador
StyleMr. President or His Excellency
TypeHead of state
Head of government
ResidenceCarondelet Palace
AppointerDirect popular election
Term lengthFour years
renewable once
Inaugural holderJuan José Flores
Formation22 September 1830
DeputyVice President of Ecuador
Salary6,261 USD per month[1]

The president of Ecuador (Spanish: Presidente del Ecuador), officially called the Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: Presidente Constitucional de la República del Ecuador),[2] serves as both the head of state and head of government of Ecuador. It is the highest political office in the country as the head of the executive branch of government. Per the current constitution, the President can serve two four-year terms. Prior to that, the president could only serve one four-year term.

The current President of Ecuador is Guillermo Lasso, who succeeded Lenín Moreno on 24 May 2021. He was elected in 2021.[3]


The presidency of Ecuador has been marked by periods of instability, causing the office to change presidents frequently throughout the history of the country. At least five times, the duties of the president have been charged to a provisional government or a military junta. Often, the office has been left to an interim or acting president, many of whom would go on to become president. The president who has served the most terms in office is José María Velasco Ibarra, who served five. Before president Rafael Correa, the last president to serve out his complete term in office was Sixto Durán Ballén, who served from 1992 to 1996.

List of presidents[edit]

Latest election[edit]

CandidateRunning matePartyFirst roundSecond round
Andrés ArauzCarlos RabascallUnion for Hope (CDFCS)3,033,79132.724,236,51547.64
Guillermo LassoAlfredo Borrero VegaCREO MovementSocial Christian Party1,830,17219.744,656,42652.36
Yaku PérezVirna CedeñoPachakutik1,798,05719.39
Xavier HervasMaría Sara JijónDemocratic Left1,453,91515.68
Pedro José FreileByron SolísAMIGO Movement192,7632.08
Isidro RomeroSofía MerinoAdvance172,7141.86
Lucio GutiérrezDavid NoreroPatriotic Society Party164,8001.78
Gerson AlmeidaMartha VillafuerteUnited Ecuadorian Movement160,5721.73
Ximena PeñaPatricio BarrigaPAIS Alliance143,1601.54
Guillermo CeliVerónica SevillaSUMA Party84,6400.91
Juan Fernando VelascoAna María PesantesBuild Movement76,3490.82
César MontúfarJulio VillacresesHonesty Alliance (MCPSE)57,6200.62
Gustavo LarreaAlexandra PeraltaDemocracy Yes36,9030.40
Carlos SagnayNarda OrtizFuerza Ecuador26,5240.29
Giovanny AndradeKatherine MataEcuadorian Union Movement20,2450.22
Paúl CarrascoFrank Vargas AndaTogether We Can National Movement19,8090.21
Valid votes9,272,03487.358,892,94182.13
Invalid/blank votes1,342,84012.651,935,44517.87
Total votes10,614,874100.0010,828,386100.00
Registered voters/turnout13,099,15081.0312,843,19284.31
Source: CNE, CNE

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shocking Gap Between Latin America's Presidential Salaries And Workers Minimum Wage". Latin Post.
  3. ^ "Lasso inaugurated as first right-wing Ecuador president in 14 years". France 24. 24 May 2021.

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