Miguel Paz Barahona

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Miguel Paz Barahona
Miguel Paz Barahona.jpg
36th President of Honduras
In office
1 February 1925 – 1 February 1929
Vice PresidentPresentación Quezada
Preceded byVicente Tosta
Succeeded byVicente Mejía Colindres
Personal details
Born(1863-09-03)3 September 1863
Pinalejo, Santa Bárbara Department
Died11 November 1937(1937-11-11) (aged 74)
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
NationalityHonduran
Political partyNational Party of Honduras
Spouse(s)Mariana Leiva Castro
Alma materUniversidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
ProfessionPoltiician, Physician

Miguel Paz Barahona (3 September 1863 – 11 November 1937) was President of Honduras from 1 February 1925 to 1 February 1929. Barahona was a member of the National Party of Honduras (PNH).

The PNH nominated Barahona as their presidential candidate in 1924. The other major political party, the Liberal Party of Honduras (PLH), refused to nominate a candidate, which led to Barahona winning the election with 99 percent of the vote. He was succeeded in 1929 by Vicente Mejía Colindres of the PLH, following elections which saw an almost unprecedented peaceful transfer of power from one party to another. His presidency marked the beginning of comparative stability in Honduras that lasted for three decades, following the upheavals of the first quarter of the century.

The Miguel Paz Barahona Elementary School is named after him.

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