At Stake in this Election:
- Four amendments to the Constitution.
- Chief of State: President Tabaré VÁZQUEZ (since March 1, 2015)
- Head of Government: President Tabaré VÁZQUEZ (since March 1, 2015)*
- Assembly: Uruguay has a bicameral General Assembly (Asamblea General) consisting of the Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) with 30 seats and the Chamber of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) with 99 seats.
*The president is both the chief of state and head of government.
Main Provisions in the Referendum:
- This reform promotes that the law regulates:
- The night raid by judicial order;
- That those who were punished for certain crimes must comply with the sentences in full;
- Establishes the penalty of permanent imprisonment before the commission of certain serious crimes, which may be reviewed by the Supreme Court of Justice after 30 years of imprisonment, and
- Creates the National Guard with powers and duties of public safety.
- It will enter into force immediately after the Electoral Court proclaims the affirmative result of the referendum.
Population and Registered Voters:
- Female Population: 1,790,000
- Is Uruguay a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (30 Mar 1981)
- Has Uruguay ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 Oct 1981)
- Gender Quota: Yes
- Female Candidates in this election:
- Number of Female Legislators: 22 (22.2%)
- Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 55
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low
- Is Uruguay a signatory to CRPD: Yes (3 April 2007)
- Has Uruguay ratified CRPD: Yes (11 February 2009)
- Population with a disability: 501,284 (2019 est.)