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Uruguay

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

3,324,460 14

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

90.40%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of Government
President President Head of State
Chamber of Senators Cámara de Senadores Upper House
Chamber of Representatives Cámara de Representantes Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jose MUJICA Cordano
  • Head of Government: President Jose MUJICA Cordano
  • Assembly: Uruguay has a bicameral General Assembly (Asamblea General) consisting of the Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) with 31 seats and the Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) with 99 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores), 30 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 1 members are filled ex officio*. In the Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) 99 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.

* There is one nationwide district. The Vice President is ex officio presiding officer of the Senate.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-10-31 2,204,884 2,402,160 91.79%
President 1999-11-23 2,205,924 2,330,154 94.67%
Chamber of Senators 2004-10-31 - 2,487,816 -
President 2004-10-31 2,196,491 2,487,816 88.29%
Chamber of Representatives 2004-10-31 2,229,611 2,487,816 89.62%
Chamber of Senators 2009-10-25 - 2,563,250 -
Chamber of Representatives 2009-10-25 2,303,336 2,563,250 89.86%
President 2009-10-25 2,304,686 2,563,250 89.91%
President 2009-11-29 2,285,958 2,563,285 89.18%
Referendum 2009-11-29 2,303,336 2,562,589 89.88%
Chamber of Senators 2014-10-26 - - -
Chamber of Representatives 2014-10-26 - - -
President 2014-10-26 - - -
President 2014-11-30 - - -

Voter Turnout