|President of Ecuador|
August 10, 1996 – February 6, 1997
|Vice President||Rosalía Arteaga|
|Preceded by||Sixto Durán Ballén|
|Succeeded by||Rosalía Arteaga|
|Mayor of Guayaquil|
|Preceded by||Bolívar Cali Bajaña|
|Succeeded by||Jorge Norero González|
|Born||February 20, 1952
|Political party||Ecuadorian Roldosist Party|
As President, Abdalá Bucaram was nicknamed "El Loco" ("the crazy one"). During his presidency, Bucaram didn't fix anything in Ecuador. This led to many people saying that he was not a good leader. Many members of congress thought he was crazy. Almost six months into his presidency, Bucaram was removed from office after being declared mentally unfit to rule by the National Congress of Ecuador.
Early life[change | change source]
Presidency[change | change source]
Abdalá Bucaram was President from August 10, 1996 to February 6, 1997. His cabinet was put together by the Vice President Rosalía Arteaga. Within months, Bucaram was accused of stealing millions of dollars of public funds.
After he took office, Bucaram tried to fix the state, which included trying to fix the stock process started by Osvaldo Hurtado (1980, Popular Democracy Party), and supported by the next three presidents: León Febres Cordero (1984, PSC), Rodrigo Borja Cevallos (1988, Democratic Left) and Sixto Durán Ballén (1992, ex-PSC).
The constitutional court said the congressional resolution to be anti-constitutional and rejected it. The congress ignored the constitutional court decision and continued to confirm Fabian Alarcon as acting president.