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Uruguay

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

3,351,016 14

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

2,620,791 90.20%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 16, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Uruguayan Chamber of Senators Cámara de Senadores Upper House
Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives Cámara de Representantes Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President  Tabare VAZQUEZ
  • Head of Government: President Tabare VAZQUEZ
  • 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.
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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%
Uruguayan Chamber of Senators 2004-10-31 2,197,457 2,452,810 89.59%
Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives 2004-10-31 2,229,611 2,487,816 89.62%
President 2004-10-31 2,196,491 2,487,816 88.29%
Uruguayan Chamber of Senators 2009-10-25 2,304,685 2,563,250 89.91%
President 2009-10-25 2,304,686 2,563,250 89.91%
Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives 2009-10-25 2,303,336 2,563,250 89.86%
President 2009-11-29 2,285,958 2,563,285 89.18%
Referendum 2009-11-29 2,303,336 2,562,589 89.88%
President 2014-10-26 2,372,117 2,620,791 90.51%
Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives 2014-10-26 2,372,117 2,620,791 90.51%
Uruguayan Chamber of Senators 2014-10-26 2,372,117 2,620,791 90.51%
President 2014-11-30 2,321,230 2,620,791 88.57%

Voter Turnout