Paco Moncayo

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Paco Moncayo Gallegos
Asambleísta, Paco Moncayo en entrevista (3790328764).jpg
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

Paco Rosendo Moncayo Galician (born 8 October 1940), is a politician, professor and ex-ecuadorian soldier. It has been general of Army, national deputy (1998-2000), mayor of Remove in two consecutive periods (2000-2004 and 2004-2009), and asambleísta by Pichincha (2009-2013). To the pair of his military studies graduated in international Sciences, with speciality in Economy and integration. It is one of the precursors of what later designated «militarism illustrated».

Biography[change | change source]

Been born in the city of Quito on 8 October 1940, went son of the lawyer and congressman Francisco Moncayo Altamirano and his wife, the professor Aída Galician García.

Military life[change | change source]

In 1995 it reached public notoriety in his country afterwards that comandara to the army of the Ecuador in the War of the Cenepa in the same zone of conflict until the signature of the cessation to the fire signed to finals of March of 1995. For the official history of his country, defended successfully the ecuadorian positions loomed by the invasion of the Peru, while for the Peruvian official version was to charge of the operation of "double toponymy" with which the ecuadorian army created detachments in Peruvian territory with names of others already existent in Ecuador to confuse to the public opinion.

Important charges[change | change source]

Between the most important charges that occupied can signal :

  • Added Military, Naval and Aerial of the Ecuador in the Republic of Israel.
  • Coordinator of the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Executive director of the Centre of Reconstruction of the Austro (During the Military Government).
  • Boss of the Cabinet of the Ministry of National Defence.
  • Boss of Operations of the Army.
  • Boss of the Greater State of the Conjoint Commando of the FFAA.
  • Greater head of state of the Army.
  • General commander of the Army.
  • Boss of the Conjoint Commando of the Armed forces.
  • General of Army of the Army of the Ecuador. Maximum degree inside the FFAA of the Ecuador.

It is necessary to stand out that it is the only to be a member of the history of the Ecuador in attaining complete 40 years of military life, 5 like Cadet and 35 like Official. Arriving finally of his military career afterwards of the conflict of the Cenepa and attaining be one of the best soldiers of all Ecuador

Decorations [change | change source]

Legion To the Merit in degree of Commander, awarded by the Government of USES.

It has received also several condecoraciones national and international between which by his importance stand out:

  • Order of Abdón Calderón of First Class (in two opportunities).
  • Order of Abdón Calderón of Third Class.
  • Condecoración Victorious of Tarqui in Degree of Commander.
  • Cruz of Military Honour.
  • Big Cross of Military Honour.
  • Condecoración Armed forces of Third Class.
  • Condecoración Armed forces of Second Class.
  • Condecoración Armed forces of First Class.
  • Cruz of Military Honour of the Republic of Brazil.
  • Cruz to the Military Merit Republic of Argentina.
  • Condecoración To the Military Merit of the Republic of Chile.
  • Condecoración Colonel Francisco Bolognesi of the Republic of the Peru.
  • Order of Carabobo to the Military Merit Republic of Venezuela.
  • The Legion of Merit (Degree of commander) United States of America.
  • Big Necklace of the Armed of the Ecuador.
  • Cruz to the Merit of War in the degree of Big Cruz (by Ecuadorian victory in the High Cenepa).
  • Condecoración To the professional excellence awarded by the National Congress.
  • Condecoración Of the Academy of War of the Ecuador.
  • Big Necklace of Military Honour.

Political life[change | change source]

Plate of Condecoraciones National and Foreigners of the General Moncayo.

In the political plane has had a notable paper, still like being a member of active service. In the year 1995 influenced in the renunciation of the vice-president Alberto Dahik, the one who had tried to justify the egreso undue of bottoms of the state like costs in the war of principles of this same year. Of the same way was key element in the overthrow of Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz in February of 1997, when, in the moment in that, conscious of the dangerous of the situation, declared publicly "that the Armed forces recognise like maximum authority to the only sovereign, the village of the Ecuador", that can not be used to resolve political disputes and asks that the political conflict resolve peacefully and inside the field of the Right (remember the event in which three people awarded the right to chair the country).

Congress and City council[change | change source]

In 1998 it withdraws of the Army when fulfilling the maximum of time that commands the law and was elect National Deputy by the Democratic Left party (GO), being the leader of the block socialdemócrata in the parliament.

In March of 2000 the Democratic Left Party posits it like candidate to mayor of Remove, what was the “strongest Bastion of the party of the overthrown president Jamil Mahuad” (the one who before being elect president had been reelecto like mayor of Remove). In the elections of 21 May 2000 confronts to the one who was successor of Mahuad, the economist Roque Seville, one of the most accumulated men of the city. Moncayo Confronted a hard campaign antimilitarista elaborated by sectors of the right and business. At any rate it attained an impressive majority in the elections defeating to Seville with more than 60% of the votes.

In the first four years of municipal administration, Moncayo made important works for the development of the capital, what motivated his reelection. In this opportunity Moncayo won with 57% strengthening as one of the most influential politicians of the Ecuador.

Paco Moncayo in addition to the important recognitions and charges that has exerted in the country also is Co-President of the World-wide Union of local Governments and Municipalidades (UCLG), that is an equivalent organism to the UN in which his members are not nations but cities.

In the municipal government of Moncayo the city has adapted fast and satisfactorily to the demands of an important city in the present times, the coverages of basic service duplicated in five years, all the city has service of drinkable water and sewerage. The works in vialidad that have made by the municipal government have gone in function to improve the difficult situation of vehicular congestion. Big bridges, exchangers, steps depressed and other infrastructures have been put in operation to reduce the effects of the immoderate increase of the park railcar. Regarding urban regeneration the city transformed of way such that now all his historical centre has revalorizado like tourist destination beside works of importance to the long and width of the city like the TeleferiQo, the park Itchimbia, the museum Midalae, the Museum of the Water, the Museum of technology, the recovery and construction in process of the new international Airport of Remove and a lot of more important works have gone back of the city an important place to visit being this recognised by diverse skilled publications like NY Times that it situates it between the most important destinations to be visited of all the world sharing this category with cities like Paris, Rome, Shangai etc.

Assemblyman 2009 - 2013 [change | change source]

The Thursday 29 January 2009, afterwards to take the decision of not running for a second reelection, renunciation to the City council and participates successfully in the elections of 26 April 2009 like candidate by the province of Pichincha to the National Assembly, representing to the Movement Municipalista that he same contrubuiría to create.[1]

Paco Moncayo considers a social democrat that believes in the universality and equity of rights. It served in the Commission of Autonomous Governments, Decentralisation, Competitions and Organisation of the Territory where jointly worked to attain that the Autonomous Governments Decentralised receive his part of the budget of the state of automatic way, just and effective. It was also a moderate figure inside the National Assembly, where worked duramente so that satisfied the Ethical Agreement-Political for the Law of Communication in December of the 2009.

Rest[change | change source]

In the legislative elections of Ecuador of 2013, Paco Montayo launched like candidate to asambleísta by the movement Split 25, but did not attain to achieve a curul. Afterwards of the elections ensured that it will keep on being part of Split.[2]

In December of 2013, Moncayo received direct criticisms by part of the president Rafael Correa afterwards that it showed against of the proposal of the president to reduce the size of the Armed forces of Ecuador. Correa aseveró that the same Moncayo had done him the same proposed years backwards, referring to the recent statements of the general with the terms: "That is the human misfortune, the pequeñez of some politiquería". Moncayo Denied the said by Correa days afterwards.

Presidential candidacy[change | change source]

On 24 September 2016, after a national convention of the party celebrated in the city of Remove, oficializó his candidature to the presidency of the Republic by the Democratic Left and the alliance of left centre National Agreement by the Change.[3][4] The Tuesday 8 November announced in his personal account of Twitter that his candidate to the vicepresidencia would be a woman of the Coast, that was presented two days afterwards in an Assembly of the ANC, and resulted to be the guayaquileña Monserratt Bustamante, director of Institutional Planning and Development of the University Ecotec.[5][6][7] In the elections of February of 2017, obtained the fourth place.

References[change | change source]

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  2. "¿Qué harán 10 candidatos que perdieron? -  HOY". 24 February 2013. no-break space character in |title= at position 40 (help)
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