Honduran presidential election, 1965
A presidential election was held in Honduras in March 1965.
The Constituent Assembly held its first session in March and elected Col. Oswaldo López Arellano to serve as president for a six-year term with effect from June, when it was redesignated a full legislative assembly.
“The opposition leaders, following the election, set up a “Comité Cívico Nacional”, of Liberals, Popular Progressives, and the unions, but failed to block the election by the Assembly of López Arellano”. Some liberal members of the Assembly, led by labor leader Céleo González, refused to participate in this election; but the majority went along, thus giving the election of López Arellano a certain veneer of legitimacy.
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