Honduran presidential election, 1965

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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.[1]

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”.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ Schooley, Helen. Conflict in Central America. Harlow: Longman. 1987. Pp. 38.
  2. ^ Anderson, Thomas P. The war of the dispossessed: Honduras and El Salvador, 1969. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 1981. Pp. 63.
  3. ^ Anderson, Thomas P. Politics in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. New York: Praeger. Revised edition. 1988. Pp. 132.