Alfredo Palacio

Alfredo Palacio
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President of Ecuador
In office
April 20, 2005 – January 15, 2007
Vice President Alejandro Serrano
Preceded by Lucio Gutiérrez
Succeeded by Rafael Correa
Vice President of Ecuador
In office
January 15, 2003 – April 20, 2005
Preceded by Pedro Pinto Rubianes
Succeeded by Alejandro Serrano
Minister of Health
In office
November 11, 1994 – August 10, 1996
Preceded by Patricio Abad
Succeeded by Marcelo Cruz
Personal details
Born (1939-01-22) January 22, 1939 (age 78)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Political party No party affiliation
Spouse(s) María Beatriz Paret
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University

Luis Alfredo Palacio González (born January 22, 1939) 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 appointed to the presidency when the Ecuadorian Congress removed President Lucio Gutiérrez from power following a week of growing unrest with his government.

Palacio was born on January 22, 1939 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He studied at Case Western Reserve University. Palacio was married to María Beatriz Paret.

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