President of Ecuador
The President of the Republic of Ecuador
: Presidente de la República del Ecuador
) serves as both the head of state
and head of government
, is the highest political office in the country as the head of the executive branch of government. As 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 Lenín Moreno, since 24 May 2017. He was elected in 2017.
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.
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