Paco Moncayo

Paco Rosendo Moncayo Gallegos (born October 8, 1940 in Quito) is an Ecuadorian politician and retired general who was Mayor of Quito from 2000 to 2009.

Paco Moncayo
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Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Quito
In office
August 10, 2000 – January 29, 2009
Preceded byRoque Sevilla
Succeeded byAndrés Vallejo Arcos
Personal details
Born (1940-10-08) October 8, 1940 (age 80)
Quito, Ecuador
Political partyDemocratic Left
Spouse(s)Martha Miño de Moncayo
Alma materColegio Militar "Eloy Alfaro"

Universidad Central del Ecuador

Inter American Defense College
ProfessionMilitary, Politician


During his military career, he was the Commander in Chief of the Army in the Alto Cenepa War between Ecuador and Perú.[1] He served as a National Deputy from 1998 to 2000 and was a member of both the National Security Council and its Consultative Assembly for Foreign Affairs. In 2000 Paco Moncayo was elected mayor of metropolitan Quito on behalf of the Party of the Democratic Left, and he was re-elected for a second term in 2004.[1] He was co-president of United Cities and Local Governments as of November 2007 and was longlisted for the 2008 World Mayor award.

Between 2009 and 2013 Moncayo was a representative for Pichincha Province in the National Assembly under the Alianza Libertad.[2] He ran for a seat in the Assembly again in the 2013 general election with the Ruptura 25 movement, but failed to win a seat.[3]

2017 Ecuadorian presidential electionEdit

Moncayo was a candidate in the February 2017 presidential election, in alliance with Izquierda Democrática, Centro Democrático and Acuerdo Nacional por el Cambio. He placed fourth in the election. His running mate was Monserrat Bustamante Chán, director of Institutional Planning and full-time professor of the Faculty of Marketing and Communication in ECOTEC University.


He is a Legion of Merit recipient and has been awarded military and civilian Ecuadorian and international decorations.


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  2. ^ "Afiche Oficial de Asambleístas (en funciones hasta mayo de 2013)" (in Spanish). National Assembly of Ecuador. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  3. ^ (in Spanish) ¿Qué harán 10 candidatos que perdieron? Archived May 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 5 August 2013.

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