ElectionGudie

Oct. 31, 2004 Held

2,197,457
Voted
Uruguay

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Election for Cámara de Senadores (Uruguayan Chamber of Senators)

Results

87%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,197,457
Valid Votes:2,145,043
Invalid Votes:52,414

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Encuentro Progresista-Frente Amplio (EP-FA) (Progressive Encounter) 17 1,124,761

52.40%

Partido Nacional - Blancos (PN-B) (National Party-Whites) 10 764,739

35.60%

Partido Colorado (PC) (Red Party) 3 231,036

10.80%

Other Parties - - 24,507

1.10%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 30 seats in the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores)

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. In the Chamber of Representatives (Camara de Representantes) 99 members are elected by popular vote.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Broad Front - Progressive Encounter - New Majority/Frente Amplio - Encuentro Progresista - Nueva Mayoria
  • Red Party/Partido Colorado
  • National Party - Whites/Partido Nacional - Blancos

Population and 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.)