1933 Uruguayan Constitutional Assembly election

Constitutional Assembly elections were held in Uruguay on 25 June 1933.[1] They followed a presidential coup by Gabriel Terra on 31 March,[2][3] Following the coup, the Assembly was appointed to formulate a new constitution.[3] The various factions of the Colorado Party emerged as the largest group in the Assembly, winning 151 of the 284 seats.[4]

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats
National Party 101,419 41.1 117
Batllist Terrist Colorado Party 80,563 32.6 95
Gral Rivera Colorado Party 24,088 9.8 28
Party for the Colorado Tradition 13,713 5.6 15
Radical Colorado Party 11,595 4.7 13
Civic Union 9,707 3.9 11
Communist Party 4,950 2.0 5
National Commission for the Unification of the Colorado Party 802 0.3 0
Reformist Party 45 0.0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 246,882 100 284
Registered voters/turnout 428,597
Source: Nohlen

AftermathEdit

The Assembly produced a new constitution which was approved in a referendum, and promulgated the following year.[3] It abolished the National Council of Administration, replacing it with a nine-member Council of Ministers, in which the second party was guaranteed three members.[3] It also gave the party that had finished second in parliamentary elections half the seats in the Senate.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p494 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p494
  3. ^ a b c d e The Constitution Library of Congress Country Studies
  4. ^ Nohlen, p501