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President of Ecuador

Rafael CorreaRafael Correa

Date of Birth: 6 April 1963
Birth Place: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Political Party: Proud and Sovereign Fatherland Alliance
Arrival in Power: 15 January 2007
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Economist


Rafael Correa was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1963. He is the current President of Ecuador. He studied economics in Ecuador, Belgium and the United States and eventually obtained a PhD. Before becoming president, he served as minister of finance. He was first elected president in 2006 and re-elected in 2009. As president he refused to pay Ecuador's debt to international institutions, saying they were obtained by corrupt governments before him and prefers to have better ties with his neighbors then with countries like the United States.

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Updated on: December 15, 2011