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List of famous politicians from Ecuador, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Ecuadorian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Ecuadorian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Ecuador and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Ecuador, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of a variety of politicians, including Rodrigo Borja Cevallos and Ramón Castro Jijón.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Ecuador in order to get more information about each one.

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Abdalá Bucaram is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
age 66 Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Ortiz is an Ecuadorian politician and lawyer who was President of Ecuador from 10 August 1996 to 6 February 1997. As President, Abdalá Bucaram was nicknamed ...more

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Abelardo Montalvo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Abelardo Montalvo Died at 74 (1876-1950) Abelardo Montalvo Alvear was the acting President of Ecuador from October 1933 to August 1934.

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Alberto Enríquez Gallo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Alberto Enríquez Gallo Died at 67 (1895-1962) Gil Alberto Enríquez Gallo was President of Ecuador 1937–1938. Enriquez was appointed as a general in the Ecuadorian army by Federico Páez, and served as Minister of Defense in his ...more

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Alberto Guerrero Martínez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Alberto Guerrero Martínez Died at 57 (1884-1941) Alberto Guerrero Martínez was acting President of Ecuador in 1932.

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Alfredo Baquerizo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Alfredo Baquerizo Died at 92 (1859-1951) Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno was an Ecuadorian politician. He served as Vice President of Ecuador of Leónidas Plaza and Lizardo García from 1903 to 1906 and as President of Ecuador ...more

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Alfredo Palacio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
age 79 Luis Alfredo Palacio González served as President of Ecuador from April 2005 to January 2007. From January 15, 2003 to April 20, 2005, he served as vice president, after which he was ...more

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Alfredo Poveda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Alfredo Poveda Died at 64 (1926-1990) Alfredo Ernesto Poveda Burbano was President of Ecuador January 11, 1976 to August 10, 1979. He was born in Píllaro, Tungurahua on January 24, 1926. He attended Mejía High School ...more

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Andrés Córdova is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Andrés Córdova Died at 91 (1892-1983) Andrés Fernández de Córdova Nieto was President of Ecuador from December 1939 to August 1940. He later ran in the presidential election of 1968, losing to José Maria

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Antonio Borrero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Antonio Borrero Died at 84 (1827-1911) Antonio María Vicente Narciso Borrero y Cortázar was Vice President of Ecuador from 1863 to 1864 and President from 9 December 1875 to 18 December 1876. Antonio Borrero was born in ...more

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Antonio Flores Jijón is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Antonio Flores Jijón Died at 82 (1833-1915) Juan Antonio María Flores y Jijón de Vivanco was President of Ecuador 17 August 1888 to 30 June 1892. He was a member of the Progressive Party, a Liberal Catholic party. Antonio ...more

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Antonio Pons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Antonio Pons Died at 83 (1897-1980) Antonio Pons Campuzano was acting President of Ecuador from August to September 1935.

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Aurelio Mosquera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Died at 56 (1883-1939) Don Aurelio Mosquera Narváez was an Ecuadorian politician who served as President of Ecuador from December 1938 to November 1939. Mosquero was born in Quito. He studied medicine in Quito, ...more

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Benigno Andrade Flores is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Benigno Andrade Flores Benigno Andrade Flores was chairman of military junta of Ecuador in September 1935.

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Camilo Ponce Enríquez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Camilo Ponce Enríquez Died at 64 (1912-1976) Camilo Ponce Enríquez was an Ecuadorian political figure. He served as the president of Ecuador between 1956 and 1960. He was married to María de las Mercedes de Gangotena ...more

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Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río Died at 76 (1893-1969) Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río was President of Ecuador from 1940 - 1944. He was a member of the Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party. During his term, the country lost the 1941 ...more

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Carlos Freile Larrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Carlos Freile Larrea Died at 66 (1876-1942) Carlos Freile Larrea was acting President of Ecuador from 27 Aug 1932 to 2 Sep 1932.

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Carlos Freile Zaldumbide is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Carlos Freile Zaldumbide Died at 75 (1851-1926) Carlos Freire Zaldumbide was an Ecuadorian politician, who served twice as acting President of Ecuador and one term as Vice President of Ecuador. A whealty landowner that pioneered Holstein ...more

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Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy Died at 85 (1919-2004) Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy served as Vice President of Ecuador and due to the ousting of President José María Velasco Ibarra, became President of Ecuador from 7 November 1961 to

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Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola Died at 64 (1888-1952) Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola was President of Ecuador 15 September 1947 to 1 September 1948. He was also the father of future president Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy.

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Carlos Mancheno Cajas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Carlos Mancheno Cajas Died at 94 (1902-1996) Carlos Mancheno Cajas was President of Ecuador from 23 August 1947 to 2 September 1947. His vice-president was Alejandro Solorzano, the former chief of the National Police. Mancheno assumed ...more

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Cesar Palacio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
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Clemente Yerovi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Clemente Yerovi Died at 77 (1904-1981) Clemente Yerovi Indaburu was a politician and the interim president of Ecuador from March 30, 1966, to November 16, 1966. Yerovi was born in Barcelona, Spain, where his parents Clemente Yerovi ...more

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Diego Noboa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Diego Noboa Died at 81 (1789-1870) Diego de Noboa y Arteta was President of Ecuador from 8 December 1850 to 26 February 1851 and 26 February 1851 to 17 July 1851.

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Eloy Alfaro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Died at 70 (1842-1912) José Eloy Alfaro Delgado served as President of Ecuador from 1895 to 1901 and from 1906 to 1911. He became one of the strongest opponents of pro-Catholic conservative President Gabriel ...more

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Emilio Estrada Carmona is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Emilio Estrada Carmona Died at 56 (1855-1911) Emilio Estrada Carmona was President of Ecuador from September 1 until his death from a heart attack on December 21, 1911.

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Fabián Alarcón is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Fabián Alarcón age 71 Fabián Ernesto Alarcón Rivera was President of Ecuador from 6 February 1997 to 9 February 1997 and from February 11, 1997 to August 10, 1998. Alarcón was born in Quito. He ...more

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Fander Falconí is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Fander Falconí age 56 Fander Falconí Benitez is an Ecuadorian economist and politician. He served as Foreign Minister in the government of President Rafael Correa from December 2008 until handing in his ...more

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Federico Páez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Federico Páez Died at 98 (1876-1974) Federico Páez Chiriboga was President of Ecuador 1935–1937.

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Fernando Cordero Cueva is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Fernando Cordero Cueva age 66 Juan Fernando Cordero Cueva 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 ...more

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Francisco Andrade Marín is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Francisco Andrade Marín Died at 94 (1841-1935) Francisco Higinio Andrade Marín y Rivadeneira was acting President of Ecuador from March 6 to August 10, 1912.

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Francisco Arízaga Luque is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Francisco Arízaga Luque Died at 64 (1900-1964) Francisco Arízaga Luque, was an Ecuadorian poet, writer and politician. He was President of Ecuador from July 14, 1925 to January 10, 1926 as part of the First Provisional Government.

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Francisco León Franco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Francisco León Franco Died at 48 (1832-1880) Francisco Javier León Franco was Vice President of Ecuador in the administration of Gabriel García Moreno from 1869 to 1875, and acting President of Ecuador 6 August 1875 to 6

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Francisco Robles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Francisco Robles Died at 82 (1811-1893) Francisco Robles García was President of Ecuador from October 16, 1856 to September 17, 1859.

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Gabriel García Moreno is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Died at 54 (1821-1875) Gabriel Gregorio Fernando José María García y Moreno y Morán de Buitrón was an Ecuadorian politician who twice served as President of Ecuador and was ...more

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Galo Plaza is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Died at 81 (1906-1987) Galo Lincoln Plaza Lasso de la Vega was an Ecuadorian politician and statesman who served as President of Ecuador from 1948 to 1952 and Secretary General of the Organization of American States ...more

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Gonzalo Córdova is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Gonzalo Córdova Died at 65 (1863-1928) Gonzalo Segundo Córdova y Rivera was President of Ecuador from 1924-1925. Like his immediate predecessors in the Liberal Party, he was considered to be a pawn of "La Argolla" ...more

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Guadalupe Larriva is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Died at 51 (1956-2007) Guadalupe Larriva was an Ecuadorian politician. She was the eldest daughter of Deifilio Larriva Polo and Teresita Gonzalez Harris. She had 5 sisters Silvana, Tania, Luz Marina, Mercedes and ...more

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Guillermo Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Guillermo Rodríguez age 94 Guillermo Rodríguez Lara, known as "Bombita", is a former military dictator of Ecuador who was in power from February 15, 1972 to January 11, 1976. He took courses in ...more

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Gustavo Noboa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Gustavo Noboa age 81 Gustavo José Joaquín Noboa Bejarano is an Ecuadorian politician, former President of Ecuador and Vice President during Jamil Mahuad's government.

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Humberto Albornoz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Humberto Albornoz Died at 65 (1894-1959) Humberto Albornoz Sánchez was rotating chairman of the Provisional Government Junta of Ecuador from January 10 through March 10, 1926.

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Ignacio de Veintemilla is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Ignacio de Veintemilla Died at 80 (1828-1908) Mario Ignacio Francisco Tomás Antonio de Veintemilla y Villacís was President of Ecuador September 8, 1876 to January 10, 1883. During his presidency, his niece Marieta de ...more

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Isidro Ayora is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Isidro Ayora Died at 99 (1879-1978) Isidro Ramon Antonio Ayora Cueva was an Ecuadorian political figure. He served as the president of Ecuador from 1926 to 1931. Isidro Ayora, a town in Guayas, and Puerto Ayora, are named after ...more

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Jaime Roldós Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Died at 41 (1940-1981) Jaime Roldós Aguilera was President of Ecuador from August 10, 1979 until his death on May 24, 1981. In his short tenure, he became known for his firm stance on human rights. His death in ...more

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Jamil Mahuad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Jamil Mahuad age 69 Jorge Jamil Mahuad Witt is an Ecuadorian lawyer and politician, he was the 51st President of Ecuador from August 10, 1998 to January 21, 2000.

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Javier Moreno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Javier Moreno age 53 Javier Moreno Sánchez is a Spanish politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.

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Jerónimo Carrión is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Jerónimo Carrión Died at 69 (1804-1873) Jerónimo Carrión y Palacio was President of Ecuador between September 7, 1865 and November 6, 1867. He also served as Vice President of Ecuador and led a brief rebellion in 1859. ...more

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Jorge Perrone Galarza is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Jorge Perrone Galarza Died at 63 (1931-1994) Jorge Perrone Galarza was Ecuador's Guayaquil Major from 1986 to 1988. He married Laura Delgado and was also father to Sonia, Bruno, Mario and Laura Perrone. Known and cherished by people, Jorge ...more

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José Francisco Cevallos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
José Francisco Cevallos age 47 José Francisco Cevallos Villavicencio is an Ecuadorian retired football goalkeeper and current Minister of Sports in Ecuador. Nicknamed Las Manos del Ecuador, Cevallos is considered by ...more

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José Javier Eguiguren is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
José Javier Eguiguren Died at 68 (1816-1884) José Javier Eguiguren Ríofrío was acting President of Ecuador from 6 October 1875 to 9 December 1875.

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José Joaquín de Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Ecuador
Died at 67 (1780-1847) José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri was President of Ecuador from March 6, 1845 to December 8, 1845. A patriot and poet, he was the son of the Spanish Captain Don Miguel de Olmedo y ...more