Arturo Armando Molina

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Arturo Armando Molina
Coronel Arturo Molina.png
36th President of El Salvador
In office
July 1, 1972 – July 1, 1977
Vice PresidentEnrique Mayorga Rivas
Preceded byFidel Sánchez Hernández
Succeeded byCarlos Humberto Romero
Personal details
Born (1927-08-06) August 6, 1927 (age 91)
San Salvador, El Salvador
Political partyNational Coalition Party
ProfessionMilitary, politician

Colonel Arturo Armando Molina (born August 6, 1927)[1] is a former President of El Salvador. He was born in San Salvador.[2] He served between July 1, 1972 and July 1, 1977.[3] The 1973 oil crisis led to rising food prices and decreased agricultural output. This worsened the existent socioeconomic inequality in the country, leading to increased unrest. In response, Molina enacted a series of land reform measures, calling for large landholdings to be redistributed among the peasant population. The reforms failed, thanks to opposition from the landed elite, reinforcing the widespread discontent with the government.[4]

Political offices
Preceded by
Fidel Sánchez
President of El Salvador
Succeeded by
Carlos Humberto Romero