ElectionGudie

Oct. 25, 2009 Held

2,304,686
Voted
Uruguay

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Election for President

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,304,686
Valid Votes:2,144,070
Invalid Votes:160,616

Candidates:

José MUJICA1,105,262

51.55

Corneliu VADIM TUDOR1,105,261

51.55

Luis Alberto LACALLE669,942

31.25

Pedro BORDABERRY392,307

18.30

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Uruguay

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.

* The electoral system is two-round.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote 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 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. One party may field multiple lists. Under the double simultaneous vote (DSV), the voter must vote for one of the lists fielded by the same party she has chosen in a Presidential contest. The Vice President is ex officio presiding officer of the Senate.

** There are 19 multi-member constituencies corresponding to the country's departments. The minimum magnitude is two. One party may field multiple lists. Under the double simultaneous vote (DSV), the voter must vote for one of the lists fielded by the same party she has chosen in a Presidential contest.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,494,382 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,563,250 ( 2009 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,741,159 (2009)

·         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: 14 (Chamber of Representatives); 4 (Senate) following the 2009 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: 524,157 (est.)