Arturo Armando Molina

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Arturo Armando Molina
Coronel Arturo Molina.png
President of El Salvador
In office
July 1, 1972 – July 1, 1977
Vice President Enrique Mayorga Rivas
Preceded by Fidel Sánchez Hernández
Succeeded by Carlos Humberto Romero
Personal details
Born (1927-08-06) August 6, 1927 (age 89)
San Salvador
Political party National Coalition Party
Profession Military, politician

Colonel Arturo Armando Molina (born August 6, 1927 in San Salvador) is a former President of El Salvador.[1] He served between July 1, 1972 and July 1, 1977.[2] Molina was a member of the National Conciliation Party, and had served as Secretary to the Presidency following since 1969.

In 1975, Molina began the first land reform ever in Salvadoran history. He was strongly opposed to both left-wing and right-wing agitators. In 1977, he ran for Minister of Defense and went into self-imposed exile, returning to El Salvador in 1992.

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


  1. ^ Una veintena hizo carrera como funcionario Archived February 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^