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 President Enrique Mayorga Rivas
Preceded by Fidel Sánchez Hernández
Succeeded by Carlos Humberto Romero
Personal details
Born (1927-08-06) August 6, 1927 (age 90)
San Salvador, El Salvador
Political party National Coalition Party
Profession Military, 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
1972–1977
Succeeded by
Carlos Humberto Romero

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