Lenín Voltaire Moreno Garcés (Nuevo Rocafuerte, Ecuador, 19 de marzo de 1953) es un político ecuatoriano y fue el Vicepresidente de la República del Ecuador entre 2007 y 2013, durante la Presidencia de Rafael Correa.
Ha sido electo en dos ocasiones consecutivas Vicepresidente del Ecuador; en ambas oportunidades como binomio de Rafael Correa.
Ocupo el cargo desde el 15 de enero de 2007 hasta 24 de mayo de 2013.
Candidatura al Premio Nobel de la Paz 2012
En enero del 2012, un grupo de ecuatorianos residentes en Noruega presentó ante el Comité de Premios Nobel de la Paz, en Oslo, la candidatura del Vicepresidente Lenín Moreno, reconociendo su enorme tarea a favor de las personas con discapacidad.
Lenín Voltaire Moreno Garcés (born 19 March 1953) was the Vice President of Ecuador, in office from 2007 to 2013 was under President Rafael Correa. His election as Vice President was notable because as a paraplegic, Moreno was one of the world’s few disabled national leaders. This paralysis gives him insight into the needs and concerns of disabled people, especially those in Ecuador and other developing countries. Once in office, Moreno initiated important changes that improved the lives of disabled people throughout the country, and increasingly, in other countries as well. For his work providing respect and dignity to handicapped people he was nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2012 a group of Ecuadorians living in Norway pushed Moreno’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. 180 countries supporting his nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize, that award was given to The European Union.
Their efforts were backed by Ecuadorian Assemblyman Celso Maldonado, Vice President of the People with Disabilities Commission of the Ecuadorian Assembly, who formally nominated Moreno. These people believe Moreno deserves the prize for his “Ecuador sin barreras” (Ecuador without Barriers) projects, the government policies he has promoted in favor of the rights of people with disabilities, the Manuela Espejo Solidarity Mission, the Joaquin Gallegos Lara Stipends and Neonatal Screening, and other helpful work. The prize was expected in October, 2012; however, while he had wide international support with
2 May, 2011