Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (Guayaquil, Ecuador, 6 de abril de 1963) es un político y economista ecuatoriano. Es el actual Presidente de la República del Ecuador desde su victoria en las elecciones presidenciales de 2006, posterior revalidación del cargo en las elecciones de 2009 (año en que fue presidente pro tempore de la UNASUR), y reelecto Presidente de Ecuador, por tercera vez, en las elecciones presidenciales de 2013.
Correa fue ministro de Economía en el gobierno de Alfredo Palacio en 2005. Tras su ruptura con el gobierno fundó el movimiento político Alianza PAIS, con el que ganó las elecciones de 2006, asumiendo el cargo de Presidente el 15 de enero de 2007. Durante su mandato impulsó la promulgación de la actual constitución ecuatoriana en 2008.
Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (born 6 April 1963) is the President of the Republic of Ecuador and the former president pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations. An economist educated in Ecuador, Belgium and the United States, he was elected President in late 2006 and took office in January 2007. In December 2008, he declared Ecuador's national debt illegitimate, based on the argument that it was odious debt contracted by corrupt and despotic prior regimes. He announced that the country would default on over $3 billion worth of bonds; he then pledged to fight creditors in international courts and succeeded in reducing the price of outstanding bonds by more than 60%. He brought Ecuador into the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas in June 2009. To date, Correa’s administration has succeeded in reducing the high levels of poverty, indigence, and unemployment in Ecuador.
Correa's first term in office had been due to end on 15 January 2011, with elections in October 2010, but the new approved constitution written by the new National Assembly mandated general elections for 26 April 2009. In that election, Correa won in the first round with 51.9% of votes counted. In the 2013 general election, Correa was elected President for a third time wi
th 57% of the vote. Correa was a close ally of the late President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and presided over Ecuador’s accession into the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.