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Carlos Humberto Romero
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President of El Salvador
In office
July 1, 1977 – October 15, 1979
Preceded by Arturo Armando Molina
Succeeded by Revolutionary Government Junta
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Carlos Humberto Romero Mena

(1924-02-29)February 29, 1924
Chalatenango, El Salvador
Died February 27, 2017(2017-02-27) (aged 92)
San Salvador, El Salvador
Nationality Salvadorian

General Carlos Humberto Romero Mena (February 29, 1924 – February 27, 2017) was a Salvadoran politician and military personnel. He served as President of El Salvador, elected on February 20, 1977 in a fraudulent election and inaugurated on July 1, 1977. Romero held power until October 1979 when he was forced-out of office with a reformist coup d'état by dissident, politically conservative and moderate military officers and civilians.

Romero died in San Salvador on February 27, 2017 at the age of 92.

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