A constitutional referendum was held in Uruguay on 8 December 1996. The proposals, which included limiting each party to a single presidential candidate, were narrowly approved by voters.
The proposals were approved by both houses of the General Assembly on 15 October 1996. They included:
- separating national and local elections
- limiting each party to one presidential candidate (abolishing sublemas)
- introducing a second round run-off for presidential elections
- providing for primary elections in parties
- decentralising local government
|Source: Direct Democracy