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Camilo Ponce Enríquez
|President of Ecuador|
September 1, 1956 – August 31, 1960
|Preceded by||José María Velasco Ibarra|
|Succeeded by||José María Velasco Ibarra|
January 31, 1912|
|Died||September 13, 1976
Camilo Ponce Enríquez (January 31, 1912 – September 13, 1976) was an Ecuadorian political figure. He served as the president of Ecuador between 1956 and 1960. He was married to María de las Mercedes de Gangotena Jijón.
In 1951 Camilo Ponce, along with Sixto Durán Ballén founded the Movimiento Social Cristiano (MSC), which later became the Partido Social Cristiano (PSC). In 1956 Ponce won the presidential elections and named Durán Ballén minister of public works.
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