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South American and Central American politician

EcuadorianBorn Rodrigo BORJA DEL ALVAZAR

Ecuadorian politician, 36th President of Ecuador

Born on June 19, 1935 in Quito, Pichincha , Ecuador (87 years)

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Borja was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. He helped to found the Party of the Democratic Left, a socialist political party which quickly gained strength. He served several terms in Congress, leaving it in 1982. Borja first ran for President of Ecuador in 1978, coming in fourth place. He again ran for president in 1984, receiving the most votes in the first round, 36%, but he was defeated in the runoff. He succeeded in winning the 1988 presidential election.

He focused on Ecuador's economic problems during his presidency, and he increased collaboration with other countries in the Americas. He spent time with U.S. President George H. W. Bush on July 22 and July 23, 1990, even playing tennis with him. The two met again on February 26, 1992, at a drug policy conference.


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