1935 – He was born in Quito, Ecuador, on the 19th of June. Ecuadorian politician.
1978 – He first ran for President of Ecuador, coming in fourth place.
1984 – He ran for president but he was defeated in the runoff.
1988 – Elected as President of Ecuador.
1990 – His term was marked by a major national uprising, with indigenous Indian groups protesting in favor of such issues as land reform.
1998 – He ran for President but unluckily ended third place.
2002 – He was defeated as president, and garnered 14% of the vote and fourth place.