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Sixto Alfonso Durán-Ballén Cordovez, Presidente de Ecuador

Birthdate: (95)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: November 15, 2016 (95)
Quito, Ecuador
Immediate Family:

Son of Sixto Enrique Durán-Ballén Romero and María Eugenia Cordovez Caycedo
Husband of Josefina Villalobos Paramo and Private
Father of Susana Duran-Ballen Villalobos; Alicia Duran-Ballen Villalobos; Private and Private
Brother of Julio César Alberto Durán-Ballén Cordovez and Private

Managed by: Jose Luis Chiriboga Cordovez
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About Sixto Alfonso Durán-Ballén Cordovez, Presidente de Ecuador

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Sixto Alfonso Durán-Ballén Cordovez (born July 14, 1921) is an American-born Ecuadorian political figure and architect. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he served as Mayor of Quito between 1970 and 1978, and as President of Ecuador between 1992 and 1996. He served as congressman in 1984 and again in 1998.

Political career

Durán was one of the founders of the Catholic Social Christian Party (PSC). Under the presidency of his party colleague Camilo Ponce Enríquez, he served as minister of public works from 1956 to 1960. Subsequently, he worked for the Inter-American Development Bank. He was elected mayor of Quito in 1970 and re-elected in 1974. In 1979 he ran as the PSC's presidential candidate, but was defeated by the populist Jaime Roldós Aguilera. In 1988 he ran again, but was eliminated in the first round, which he blamed on the tarnished image of León Febres Cordero's government.

At the end of 1990 he publicly criticized the direction of the PSC in a public letter and, after a PSC faction succeeded in appointing Jaime Nebot as the its presidential candidate and national director during the 1991 internal elections (despite opinion polls reportedly giving him advantage over Nebot), Durán Ballén and his supporters left the party to form the more right-wing Republican Union Party. They subsequently entered in an alliance with the Conservative Party. Eventually, Durán defeated Nebot in the second round of the 1992 presidential election.

During his time as president he actively pursued structural reform to modernize the Ecuadorian state and cut down wasteful bureaucratic spending. The result was a significant reduction of government deficits and a thriving private sector. Durán-Ballén also led Ecuador into membership in the WTO, with negotiations being led by his subsecretary of Foreign Affairs, Patricio Izurieta Mora-Bowen. The admission to the WTO had a significant impact on the country's political institutions and export competitiveness.

In 1995 Durán-Ballén proved to be one of Ecuador's most successful war-time leaders when his determined leadership united a divided country under the theme Ni un paso atras which means "not a single step backwards" during the Cenepa War with Peru.

His term was also characterized by continued political stalemate with a Congress led by his former party, which spearheaded many of the corruption allegations against his administration and members of his family, accused of illicit enrichment, in cases such as "Flores y Miel" ("Flowers and Honey"). The impeachment of his Vice President Alberto Dahik, for allegedly using public funds illicitly, further weakened his stance.


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Presidente de Ecuador: 10 agosto 1992 - 10 agosto 1996

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Birth: July 14 1921 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Parents: Sixto Enrique Duran Ballen, Maria Eugenia Cordovez

Siblings: Cesar Duran Ballen, <Private> Duran Ballen, Isabel Duran Ballen

Partner: <Private> Villalobos Páramo

Children: María Eugenia Durán-ballén Villalobos, <Private> Durán-ballén Villalobos, <Private> Durán-ballén Villalobos, <Private> Durán-ballén Villalobos, <Private> Durán-ballén Villalobos, <Private> Durán-ballén Villalobos, <Private> Durán-ballén Villalobos, <Private> Durán-ballén Villalobos, <Private> Durán-ballén Villalobos

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Sixto Alfonso Durán-Ballén Cordovez, Presidente de Ecuador's Timeline

1921
July 14, 1921
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
2016
November 15, 2016
Age 95
Ecuador
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