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Fabián Alarcón
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40th President of Ecuador
In office
11 February 1997 – 10 August 1998
Vice President Rosalía Arteaga (1997–1998)
Pedro Aguayo Cubillo (1998)
Preceded by Rosalía Arteaga
Succeeded by Jamil Mahuad
In office
6 February 1997 – 9 February 1997
Preceded by Abdalá Bucaram
Succeeded by Rosalía Arteaga
President of the National Congress
In office
August 1995 – 6 February 1997
President Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz (1996–1997)
Sixto Durán Ballén (1995–1996)
Preceded by Heinz Moeller
Succeeded by Heinz Moeller
In office
14 August 1991 – 1992
President Rodrigo Borja
Preceded by Edelberto Bonilla
Succeeded by Carlos Vallejo López
Personal details
Born (1947-04-14) 14 April 1947 (age 76)
Quito, Ecuador
Political party Alfarista Radical Front
Spouse Lucía Peña Ochoa
Alma mater Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Fabián Ernesto Alarcón Rivera (born 14 April 1947) was President of Ecuador from 6 February 1997 to 9 February 1997 and from 11 February 1997 to 10 August 1998.


Alarcón was born in Quito. His father, Ruperto Alarcón, was a former president of the Chamber of Deputies. He was the President of the National Congress from 1991 to 1992 and then again from August 1995 to February 1997, when he was made acting president due to the impeachment of President Abdalá Bucaram. This deepened the political crisis in Ecuador as vice-president Rosalía Arteaga challenged Alarcón's assumption of the presidency. Arteaga then became president for two days but Alarcón was then restored. He gave up the presidency after early elections were held in 1998, in which he did not run. In 1999 he was arrested on corruption charges, but was later released. Alarcón is a member of the Alfarista Radical Front. He continues to receive a lifetime pension from the Ecuadorian government of $ 38,800 annually.

He ran for mayor of Quito in 1988 and 1992, losing both times.

Preceded by
Abdalá Bucaram
President of Ecuador
6 February 1997 - 9 February 1997
Succeeded by
Rosalía Arteaga
Preceded by
Rosalía Arteaga
President of Ecuador
11 February 1997 – August 10, 1998
Succeeded by
Jamil Mahuad

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