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

Fabián Alarcón
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40th President of Ecuador
In office
February 11, 1997 – August 10, 1998
Vice PresidentRosalía Arteaga (1997-1998)
Pedro Aguayo Cubillo (1998)
Preceded byRosalía Arteaga
Succeeded byJamil Mahuad
In office
February 6, 1997 – February 9, 1997
Preceded byAbdalá Bucaram
Succeeded byRosalía Arteaga
President of the National Congress
In office
August 1995 – February 6, 1997
PresidentAbdalá Bucaram Ortiz (1996-1997)
Sixto Durán Ballén (1995-1996)
Preceded byHeinz Moeller
Succeeded byHeinz Moeller
In office
August 14, 1991 – 1992
PresidentRodrigo Borja
Preceded byEdelberto Bonilla
Succeeded byCarlos Vallejo López
Personal details
Born (1947-04-14) April 14, 1947 (age 72)
Quito, Ecuador
NationalityEcuadorian
Political partyAlfarista Radical Front
Spouse(s)Lucía Peña Ochoa
Alma materPontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Alarcón was born in Quito. 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.

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

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