Elections in Uruguay

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Uruguay elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president and the vice-president are elected on one ballot for a five-year term by the people. The General Assembly (Asamblea General) has two chambers. The Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) has 99 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation. The Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) has 31 members elected for a five-year term by proportional representation and the Vice-president. Uruguay has a multi-party system, with three dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.

Schedule

Election

Position 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Type Presidential (October)
National Congress (October)
Gubernatorial (October)
None None Presidential (October)
National Congress (October)
Gubernatorial (October)
None
President and
vice president
President and vice president None None President and vice president None
National Congress All seats None None All seats None
Provinces, cities and municipalities None All positions None None All positions

Inauguration

Position 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Type Presidential (March)
National Congress (March)
Gubernatorial (March)
None Presidential (March)
National Congress (March)
Gubernatorial (March)
President and
vice president
March 1st None March 1st
National Congress February 15th None February 15th
Provinces, cities and municipalities July 8th None July 11th

Latest elections

2009 Presidential election

e • d 2009 Uruguayan presidential election results
Candidates (Parties) First round Runoff Result
Votes % Votes %
José Mujica (Broad Front) 1,105,262 47.96 1,197,638 52.39 President
Luis Alberto Lacalle (National Party) 669,942 29.07 994,510 43.51  
Pedro Bordaberry (Colorado Party) 392,307 17.02  
Pablo Mieres (Independent Party) 57,360 2.49
Raúl Rodríguez (Popular Assembly) 15,428 0.67
Ballots with YES sheets only (no presidential vote cast) 14,410 0.63
Blank votes 22,828 0.99 53,100 2.32
Total null ballots 26,950 1.17 40,103 1.75
Null provisional ballots 199 0.01 607 0.02
Total votes cast 2,304,686 100.00 2,285,958 100.00
Registered voters 2,563,250 89.91% turnout 2,563,285 89.18% turnout
Source: Corte Electoral (first round), El Dictamen (runoff)

2009 Parliamentary election

e • d 2009 Uruguayan parliamentary election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Chamber of
Deputies
Senate
Broad Front 1,093,869 47.49 50 16
National Party 657,327 28.54 30 9
Colorado Party 383,912 16.67 17 5
Independent Party 56,156 2.44 2
Popular Assembly 15,166 0.66
Total 2,303,336 100.00
Registered voters 2,563,250 89.86% turnout
Source: Corte Electoral

Past elections and referendums

Local elections

See also

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