ElectionGudie

Oct. 31, 2004 Held

2,196,491
Voted
Uruguay

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Election for President

Results

86%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,196,491
Valid Votes:2,144,070
Invalid Votes:52,421

Candidates:

Tabaré VÁZQUEZ1,113,615

51.94

Jorge LARRAÑAGA748,130

34.89

Guillermo STIRLING226,746

10.58

Other Candidates55,579

2.59

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Uruguay

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jorge BATLLE Ibañez
  • Head of Government: President Jorge BATLLE Ibañez
  • Assembly: Uruguay has a bicameral General Assembly (Asamblea General) consisting of the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores) with 30 seats and the Chamber of Representatives (Camara de Representantes) with 99 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores) 30 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms. In the Chamber of Representatives (Camara de Representantes) 99 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Tabaré VÁZQUEZ
    • Party: Progressive Encounter-Broad Front-New Majority (EP-FA-NM)
  • Jorge LARRAÑAGA
    • Party: National Party-Whites (PN-B)
  • Guillermo STIRLING
    • Party: Colorado Party (PC)
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: N/A

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election took place on October 31 and November 28, 1999. In this election, Jorge BATLLE Ibanez of the Partido Colorado won the presidency with 54.1% of votes in the second round.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,324,096 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 2,487,816 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,718,843 (2004)

·         Is Uruguay a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (30 March 1981)

·         Has Uruguay ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 October 1981)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 12 (Chamber of Representatives); 3 (Senate) following the 2004 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 52 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Uruguay a signatory to CRPD: Yes (3 April 2007)

·         Has Uruguay ratified CRPD: Yes (11 February 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 498,614 (est.)