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List of Heads of State of Ecuador
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List of Heads of State of Ecuador

List of Heads of State of Ecuador and it's precursor states

Affiliation:-
AD: Democratic Alliance
CFP: Concentration of Popular Forces
CID: Democratic Institutional Coalition
DP-UDC Popular Democracy-Christian Democratic Union
FRA: Alfarista Radical Front
FNV: National Velasquista Federation
ID: Democratic Left
MCDN Nacional Democratic Civic Movement
MIRA: Independent Movement for a True Republic
MSC: Social Christian Movement (called PSC since 1967)
PCE: Ecuadorian Conservative Party
PRE: Ecuadorian Roldosista Party
PSC: Social Christian Party
PSP: Patriotic Society January 21
PUR: Republican Union Party
n-p: non-partisan

The Republic of Ecuador

Term Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Head of Administration
13 May 1830 to 14 August 1830 Juan José Flores
Chief of State
14 August 1830 to 22 September 1830 Juan José Flores
Presidents
22 September 1830 to 10 September 1834 Juan José Flores 1st Term
20 October 1833 to July 1834 Vicente Rocafuerte, Supreme Chief of the Department of the Guayas In rebellion
10 September 1834 to 31 January 1839 Vicente Rocafuerte, Supreme Chief of the Department of the Guayas
13 July 1834 to 18 January 1835 José Félix Valdivieso, Supreme Chief In rebellion
31 January 1839 to 18 January 1843 Juan José Flores 2nd Term
18 January 1843 to 1 April 1843 Juan José Flores (interim)
1 April 1843 to 18 June 1845 Juan José Flores 3rd Term
6 June 1845 to 18 June 1845 José Joaquín de Olmedo, President of the Provisional Government In rebellion
18 June 1845 to 8 December 1845 José Joaquín de Olmedo, President of the Provisional Government
8 December 1845 to 15 October 1849 Vicente Ramón Roca
15 October 1849 to 10 June 1850 Manuel de Ascásubi (acting) 1st Term
March 1850 to 1850 Antonio de Elizalde, Supreme Chief In rebellion
20 February 1850 to 10 June 1850 Diego Noboa y Arteta, Supreme Chief In rebellion
10 June 1850 to 8 December 1850
8 December 1850 to 26 February 1851 Diego Noboa y Arteta (interim)
26 February 1851 to 17 July 1851 Diego Noboa y Arteta
13 July 1851 to 17 July 1851 José María Urvina, Supreme Chief In rebellion
17 July 1851 to 17 July 1852 José María Urvina
17 July 1852 to 6 September 1852 José María Urvina (interim)
6 September 1852 to 16 October 1856 José María Urvina
16 October 1856 to 17 September 1859 Francisco Robles
Provisional Government
1 May 1859 to 4 June 1859 José María Avilés (acting) In rebellion
Pacífico Chiriboga
1 May 1859 to 25 May 1859 Manuel Gómez de la Torre
25 May 1859 to 4 June 1859 Gabriel García Moreno
Presidents
4 June 1859 to 7 September 1859 Gabriel García Moreno, Supreme Chief In rebellion
6 June 1859 to 1859 Jerónimo Carrión (acting) In rebellion
7 September 1859 to 17 January 1861 Gabriel García Moreno
17 January 1861 to 2 April 1865 Gabriel García Moreno (interim)
2 April 1865 to 31 August 1865 Gabriel García Moreno 1st Term
17 September 1859 to 24 September 1860 Guillermo Franco, Supreme Chief of Guayas and Azuay In rebellion
31 August 1865 to 7 September 1865 Rafael Carvajal (acting)
7 September 1865 to 6 November 1867 Jerónimo Carrión
6 November 1867 to 20 January 1868 Pedro José de Arteta (acting)
20 January 1868 to 19 January 1869 Francisco Javier Espinosa
19 January 1869 to 16 May 1869 Gabriel García Moreno (interim) 2nd Term
16 May 1869 to 10 August 1869 Manuel de Ascásubi (acting) 2nd Term
10 August 1869 to 6 August 1875 Gabriel García Moreno 3rd Term
6 August 1875 to 6 October 1875 Francisco Javier León (acting)
6 October 1875 to 1875 José Javier Eguiguren (acting)
1875 to 9 December 1875 Rafael Pólit
9 December 1875 to 18 December 1876 Antonio Borrero y Cortázar
8 September 1876 to 19 December 1876 Ignacio de Veintemilla, Supreme Chief In rebellion
19 December 1876 to 26 January 1878 Ignacio de Veintemilla, Supreme Chief
26 January 1878 to 26 March 1882
25 March 1882 to 9 July 1883 Ignacio de Veintemilla, Supreme Chief
February 1883 to 11 October 1883 Eloy Alfaro Delgado, Supreme Chief of Manabí and Esmeraldas In rebellion; 1st Term
Provisional Government
14 January 1883 to 9 July 1883 José María Sarasti In rebellion
Pedro Ignacio Lizarzaburu
Rafael Pérez Pareja
Agustín Guerrero
14 January 1883 to 14 February 1883 Pablo Herrera
14 February 1883 to 9 July 1883 'Luis Cordero Crespo\'
Provisional Government
9 July 1883 to 11 October 1883 José María Sarasti In rebellion
Pedro Ignacio Lizarzaburu
Rafael Pérez Pareja
Agustín Guerrero
Luis Cordero Crespo
Presidents
17 September 1883 to 11 October 1883 Pedro Carbo, Supreme Chief of Guayas In rebellion
11 October 1883 to 15 October 1883 Ramón Borrero y Cortázar, Vice President of the National Convention
15 October 1883 to 23 November 1883 Rafael Pérez Pareja (acting)
23 November 1883 to 10 February 1884 José María Plácido Caamaño (interim)
10 February 1884 to 1 July 1888 José María Plácido Caamaño
1 July 1888 to 17 August 1888 Pedro José Cevallos
17 August 1888 to 1 July 1892 Antonio Flores
1 July 1892 to 16 April 1895 Luis Cordero Crespo
16 April 1895 to 23 August 1895 Vicente Lucio Salazar (acting)

Work in Progress 1895-1944

The Republic of Ecuador

Term Incumbent Notes
Presidents
31 May 1944 to 23 August 1947 José María Velasco Ibarra AD 1st Term
23 August 1947 to 2 September 1947 Colonel Carlos Mancheno Cajas (interim/acting) Military
2 September 1947 to 15 September 1947 Mariano Suárez Veintimilla (acting) PCE
15 September 1947 to 1 September 1948 Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola
1 September 1948 to 1 September 1952 Galo Plaza Lasso MCDN
1 September 1952 to 1 September 1956 José María Velasco Ibarra   2nd Term
1 September 1956 to 1 September 1960 Camilo Ponce Enríquez MSC
1 September 1960 to 7 November 1961 José María Velasco Ibarra FNV 3rd Term
7 November 1961 to 11 July 1963 Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy FNV
Junta Government
11 July 1963 to 29 March 1966 Admiral Ramón Castro Jijón (Junta Chairman) Military
General Luis Cabrera Sevilla Military
Colonel Guillermo Freile Posso Military (to 1965)
General Mario Gándara Enríquez Military
Head of State
29 March 1966 to 29 March 1966 General Telmo O. Vargas B. Military
Presidents of the Republic
29 March 1966 to 16 November 1966 Clemente Yerovi Indaburu (interim) n-p
16 November 1966 to 1 September 1968 Otto Arosemena Gómez (interim) CID
1 September 1968 to 15 February 1972 José María Velasco Ibarra FNV 4th Term
15 February 1972 to 11 January 1976 General Guillermo Rodríguez Lara Military
Supreme Council of Government (junta)
11 January 1976 to 10 August 1979 Admiral Alfredo Ernesto Poveda Burbano (Junta Chairman) Military
General Luis Leoro Franco Military
General Luis G. Durán Arcentales Military
Presidents of the Republic
10 August 1979 to 24 May 1981 Jaime Roldós Aguilera CFP Killed in office
24 May 1981 to 10 August 1984 Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea DP-UDC
10 August 1984 to 10 August 1988 León Esteban Febres Cordero PSC
10 August 1988 to 10 August 1992 Rodrigo Borja Cevallos ID
10 August 1992 to 10 August 1996 Sixto Alfonso Durán-Ballén PUR
10 August 1996 to 6 February 1997 Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Ortiz PRE
6 February 1997 to 9 February 1997 Fabián Ernesto Alarcón Rivera (interim) FRA
9 February 1997 to 11 February 1997 Rosalía Arteaga Serrano (acting) MIRA
11 February 1997 to 10 August 1998 Fabián Ernesto Alarcón Rivera (interim) FRA
10 August 1998 to 21 January 2000 Jorge Jamil Mahuad Witt DP-UDC
Government Junta of National Salvation
21 January 2000 to 21 January 2000 Colonel Lucio Edwin Gutiérrez Borbúa (Junta Chairman) Military
Carlos Antonio Vargas Guatatuca n-p
Carlos Solórzano Constantine n-p
Council of State (junta)
21 January 2000 to 22 January 2000 General Carlos Mendoza Poveda Military
Carlos Antonio Vargas Guatatuca n-p
Carlos Solórzano Constantine n-p
President of the Republic
22 January 2000 to 15 January 2003 Gustavo Noboa Bejarano DP-UDC
15 January 2003 to present Lucio Edwin Gutiérrez Borbúa PSP