Carlos Humberto Romero
|Carlos Humberto Romero|
|37th President of El Salvador|
July 1, 1977 – October 15, 1979
|Vice President||Julio Ernesto Astacio|
|Preceded by||Arturo Armando Molina|
|Succeeded by||Revolutionary Government Junta|
Carlos Humberto Romero Mena|
February 29, 1924
Chalatenango, El Salvador
February 27, 2017 (aged 92)|
San Salvador, El Salvador
|Political party||National Coalition Party|
General Carlos Humberto Romero Mena (February 29, 1924 – February 27, 2017) was a Salvadoran politician who served as President of El Salvador between July 1, 1977, and his overthrow on October 15, 1979.
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Romero held power until October 1979, when he was deposed with a reformist coup d'état by dissident, politically leftist and moderate military officers and civilians. The coup d'état that deposed Romero was preamble to El Salvador's twelve-year civil war. Romero was a member of the National Conciliation Party, and also served as Defense Minister from 1972 to 1973.
Romero's time in office was largely characterized by escalating violence and instability. In the late 1970s, political unrest increased, because of El Salvador's severe socio-economic inequalities unaddressed by his government and widespread discontent with government policy culminated in widespread protest and rebellion, which was met with reprisal by government forces. President Romero increased government education spending, but this won him no popularity with the left.
- El Salvador coup leaders promise free elections
- Romero foes charge fraud in El Salvador
- Muere expresidente Carlos Humberto Romero Archived 2017-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
Arturo Armando Molina
| President of El Salvador
Revolutionary Government Junta
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