Rodrigo Borja CEVALLOS( President of Ecuador in 1988-92.)
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Biography Rodrigo Borja CEVALLOS
Rodrigo Batlle y OrdцЁц¦ez Borja Cevallos was born June 19, 1935 in the capital of Ecuador, Quito. He got into politics in 1968 as one of the founders of the Democratic Left Party (Izquierda Democratica), which he represented vkachestve member of the National Congress in the years 1962-82. Entering the Socialist International Democratic Left Party was the largest at the highest political arena Ecuador.
. In 1978, Borja participated in the campaign, but in the first round was only the fourth and was eliminated from further racing
. In the elections of 1984 Rodrigo became a leader in the first round with more than convincing 36% of the vote, but the second round was not so successful. Borja at 3% of the votes went round a bright and aggressive candidate of the Social Christian movement Leon Febres Cordero.
The first round of presidential elections in 1988 is not made up my mind nothing, since the highest office in the State to claim 10 candidates. Borja received 24,5% of votes against 17,6% for its nearest competitor Abdal Bucaram. Other candidates scored slightly less votes this manner, the results of the second round were almost unpredictable. However, the victory still won with a slight advantage Rodrigo Borja, typing 52,8% of votes.
. Both candidates were center-left party and promised to change the pro-American policy Cordero, but the statements Bucaram had concerns about the possibility of military intervention in the affairs of the State
. Therefore, some observers have suggested that Borja won the election, as seen by certain forces as the lesser of two evils.
. Borja promised government of national reconciliation to address serious economic problems of Ecuador, the most important of which were growth in inflation, falling oil prices and a large external debt (12 billion
. U.S. $ 1991). Shortly after taking office, the government introduced a program Borghi expenditure of public funds to be able to help from the International Monetary Fund.