President of Ecuador
|Constitutional President of the|
Republic of Ecuador
|Presidente Constitucional de la República del Ecuador|
since 24 May 2021
|Executive branch of the|
Government of Ecuador
|Style||Mr. President or His Excellency|
|Type||Head of state|
Head of government
|Appointer||Direct popular election|
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||Juan José Flores|
|Formation||22 September 1830|
|Deputy||Vice President of Ecuador|
|Salary||6,261 USD per month|
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), 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.
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
|Candidate||Running mate||Party||First round||Second round|
|Andrés Arauz||Carlos Rabascall||Union for Hope (CD–FCS)||3,033,791||32.72||4,236,515||47.64|
|Guillermo Lasso||Alfredo Borrero Vega||CREO Movement–Social Christian Party||1,830,172||19.74||4,656,426||52.36|
|Yaku Pérez||Virna Cedeño||Pachakutik||1,798,057||19.39|
|Xavier Hervas||María Sara Jijón||Democratic Left||1,453,915||15.68|
|Pedro José Freile||Byron Solís||AMIGO Movement||192,763||2.08|
|Isidro Romero||Sofía Merino||Advance||172,714||1.86|
|Lucio Gutiérrez||David Norero||Patriotic Society Party||164,800||1.78|
|Gerson Almeida||Martha Villafuerte||United Ecuadorian Movement||160,572||1.73|
|Ximena Peña||Patricio Barriga||PAIS Alliance||143,160||1.54|
|Guillermo Celi||Verónica Sevilla||SUMA Party||84,640||0.91|
|Juan Fernando Velasco||Ana María Pesantes||Build Movement||76,349||0.82|
|César Montúfar||Julio Villacreses||Honesty Alliance (MC–PSE)||57,620||0.62|
|Gustavo Larrea||Alexandra Peralta||Democracy Yes||36,903||0.40|
|Carlos Sagnay||Narda Ortiz||Fuerza Ecuador||26,524||0.29|
|Giovanny Andrade||Katherine Mata||Ecuadorian Union Movement||20,245||0.22|
|Paúl Carrasco||Frank Vargas Anda||Together We Can National Movement||19,809||0.21|
|Source: CNE, CNE|
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