This is a list of Ecuadorean presidents since democracy was restored to the country in 1979.

1979-1981: Jaime Roldos (killed in plane crash)

1981-1984: Osvaldo Hurtado (Roldos' vice president)

1984-1988: Leon Febres Cordero

1988-1992: Rodrigo Borja

1992-1996: Sixto Duran Ballen

1996-1997: Abdala Bucaram (driven from office after six months)

1997-1998: Fabian Alarcon (president of Congress who replaced Bucaram)

1998-2000: Jamil Mahuad (driven from office after 16 months)

2000-2002: Gustavo Noboa (Mahuad's vice president)

2002-2005: Lucio Gutierrez (driven from office after 27 months)

2005- Alfredo Palacio (Gutierrez's vice president)