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Lenín Moreno
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United Nations Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility
Assumed office
19 December 2013
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Preceded by Position established
Vice President of Ecuador
In office
January 15, 2007 – May 24, 2013
President Rafael Correa
Preceded by Alejandro Serrano
Succeeded by Jorge Glas
Personal details
Born March 19, 1953 (1953-03-19) (age 67)
Nuevo Rocafuerte, Orellana Province, Ecuador
Nationality Ecuador Ecuadorian
Political party PAIS Alliance
Spouse(s) Rocio Gonzalez
Children Irina
Cristina
Carina
Alma mater Central University of Ecuador

Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés (born 19 March 1953) is an Ecuadorian politician. He was the Vice President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2013, serving under President Rafael Correa. His election as Vice President was well known because as a paraplegic, Moreno was one of the world’s few disabled national leaders.

Early life

Moreno was born in Nuevo Rocafuerte, Orellana Province. He studied at Central University of Ecuador. He married Rocio Gonzalez and together they have three children.

Vice presidency (2007–2013)

During his first year in the office of Vice President of Ecuador, Moreno investigated the state of disabled people in Ecuador. He also founded the Manuela Espejo Solidarity Mission for the Disabled, which offers rehab, technical help, and psychological support to thousands of disabled Ecuadorians.

Moreno left the Vice Presidency on May 24, 2013 and was succeeded by Jorge Glas. He is the first Ecuadorian vice president to complete his term since 1992.

Honors

For his work providing respect and dignity to handicapped people, he was nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. Moreno was appointed as Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in December 2013.

2017 Presidential campaign

In October 1st, 2016, he was nominated to the elections to the Ecuadorian presidency by his party, Alianza País.

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