Who is the current President of Ecuador, as of 2019?
Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés (born 19 March 1953) is an Ecuadorian politician who is the current President of Ecuador, in office since May 2017. Moreno was Vice President from 2007 to 2013, serving under President Rafael Correa.
He was nominated as the candidate for Correa's PAIS Alliance, a centre-left, democratic socialist political party, in the 2017 presidential election and won a narrow victory in Ecuador's second round of voting on 2 April 2017. However, after his election Moreno drastically shifted his political stance, distancing himself from Correa's leftist legacy and making neoliberal changes to both domestic and foreign policy.
Moreno was shot in 1998 in a robbery attempt and thereafter has used a wheelchair. For his advocacy for people with disabilities, he was nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. When he assumed office on 24 May 2017, Moreno became the world's only currently serving head of state to use a wheelchair.