Military Government Council

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Junta Militar
Term of office: October 21, 1956 – December 21, 1957
Predecessor: Julio Lozano Díaz
Successor: Ramón Villeda Morales
Composition: Major engineer Roberto Gálvez Barnes
General Roque Jacinto Rodríguez Herrera
Colonel Héctor Caraccioli Moncada

The Junta Militar of 1956–1957 was a military triumvirate composed by General Roque Rodríguez (Director of the "Francisco Morazán" Military Academy), Roberto Gálvez Barnes (an engineer who was Minister during Lozano's) Government and Héctor Caracciolli (chief of the Honduran Armed Forces).

They led a peaceful military coup against the unpopular President Julio Lozano Díaz in 1956. This is recorded as the first coup d'état in Honduras.

After many months of ruling over the Honduran people, problems along the "Junta Militar" started, causing the reorganization of the Junta. After this reorganization General Roque Rodriguez and Roberto Galvez Barnes left the Junta and Oswaldo López Arellano entered.

The Honduran Military allowed free and popular elections in 1957 for a Constituent Assembly which elected President for a 6-year term Ramón Villeda Morales.

Political offices
Preceded by
Julio Lozano Díaz
President of Honduras
1956–1957
Succeeded by
Ramón Villeda Morales