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Abdalá Bucaram Jr.
Bucaram in 2010
|Member of the National Assembly for the National Constituency|
31 July 2009 – 1 December 2014
Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Pulley
25 March 1982
|Political party||Fuerza Ecuador|
|Ecuadorian Roldosist Party (until 2014)|
Abdalá Jaime "Dalo" Bucaram Pulley Jr. (born 25 March 1982, in Guayaquil, Ecuador), is an Ecuadorian political figure and former footballer. He is the son of former President Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz.
After his retirement from professional football at age 24, he began his political career by being elected to office, as an Assemblyman with 428,000 votes in 2009 and in 2014 was re-elected with 500,000.
On December 1, 2014, he announced his resignation from his position as National Assemblyman due to his strong convictions that the office he served did not serve the best interest of his constituents.
On 2017 he ran for the presidency of the republic under the support of his political party Fuerza Ecuador (FE), founded by him, he lost the election obtaining only 4.82% of the votes.
He was invited to the XIII Latin American Summit of Political Marketing and Governance, event that brings together the leading strategists and political consultants of the world.
Abdala "Dalo" Bucaram was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on March 25, 1982, son of Abdala Bucaram Ortiz and Maria Rosa Pulley Vergara. He is the third of four brothers: James, Linda and Michel.
He completed his high school education at the Moderna Sergio Perez Valdez College in Guayaquil.
As an athlete he was part of one of the two most relevant teams in the country C.S. Emelec where he began his football career. He also played with Barcelona S.C, Santa Rita and Otubrino Daring Nationally.
Internationally he played for teams such as Chacarita Junior (Argentina) and the Alliance of Montevideo in the Uruguayan second division.
Bucaram's father is Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz, a populist who was President of Ecuador from August 10, 1996, to February 6, 1997, when he was ousted by the Congress of Ecuador for alleged "mental incapacity".
Marriage and sons
He married in 2005 with TV host an assemblywoman Gabriela Pazmiño, with whom he has four children: Dalia, Maria Gabriela, Abdala and Charlotte.
Bucaram studied law at the Metropolitan University of Ecuador. Later, he transferred to the Cooperative University of Colombia in Quito where he graduated with a degree in law from the courts of the Republic in 2008.
After graduating as a lawyer, Bucaram specialized in Constitutional Law at the Universidad de Salamanca of Spain in 2013. He continued his studies and pursued a master's degree in Political Management from George Washington University.
Bucaram also fulfilled seminars at the University of Alicante, University of Salamanca, and George Washington University.
As a football player his position was as a midfielder for several clubs in South America.
In 2001, he was selected for the national football team U-20 Ecuador, but only played the opening match of the South American championship. 
After that match against Venezuela ended in a 0–0 score manager José María Burbano resigned and Fabian Andrade took over as coach. Bucaram said a political conspiracy prevented him from being selected for any additional games during the tournament .
In 2003, while playing for Emelec, he participated in the Copa Libertadores. During the tournament he played two games .
|Emelec (minor divisions)||Ecuador||1996–2000|
In Spanish: Dalo Bucaram para niños
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