Elections in Uruguay

Uruguay elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature.

Presidential electionsEdit

The president and the vice-president are elected on one ballot for a five-year term by the people.

Each party must elect its candidates for President and Vice-President in primary elections, which are usually held in June. The selected candidates face the electorate in the general elections in October. If no candidate obtains the absolute majority of votes, there is a runoff between the two most-voted candidates.

Parliamentary electionsEdit

The General Assembly (Asamblea General) has two chambers. The Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) has 99 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation. The Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) has 31 members elected for a five-year term by proportional representation and the Vice-president.

Uruguay has a multi-party system, with three dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.

ScheduleEdit

ElectionEdit

Position 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Type Presidential (October)
National Congress (October)
Gubernatorial (October)
None None Presidential (October)
National Congress (October)
Gubernatorial (October)
None
President and
vice president
President and vice president None None President and vice president None
National Congress All seats None None All seats None
Provinces, cities and municipalities None All positions None None All positions

InaugurationEdit

Position 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Type Presidential (March)
National Congress (March)
Gubernatorial (March)
None Presidential (March)
National Congress (March)
Gubernatorial (March)
President and
vice president
March 1 None March 1st
National Congress February 15 None February 15
Provinces, cities and municipalities July 8 None July 11th

Latest electionsEdit

2019 general electionEdit

On 25 November, preliminary results in the runoff election showed Lacalle Pou with a majority (48.71%) by 28,666 votes over Martínez (47.51%), which delayed the announcement of a winner as 35,229 absentee vote needed to be counted.[1][2] Martínez later conceded defeat on 28 November.[2] On 30 November, final votes counts confirmed Lacalle Pou as the winner with 48.8% of the total votes cast over Martínez with 47.3%.[3]

 
Map of the legislative results
  
Party Presidential candidate First round Second round Seats
Votes % Votes % Chamber +/– Senate +/–
Broad Front Daniel Martínez 949,376 40.49 1,152,271 49.21 42 –8 13 –2
National Party Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou 696,452 29.70 1,189,313 50.79 30 –2 10 0
Colorado Party Ernesto Talvi 300,177 12.80 13 0 4 0
Open Cabildo Guido Manini Ríos 268,736 11.46 11 New 3 New
Partido Ecologista Radical Intransigente César Vega 33,461 1.43 1 +1 0 0
Party of the Folk Edgardo Novick 26,313 1.12 1 +1 0 0
Independent Party Pablo Mieres 23,580 1.01 1 –2 0 –1
Popular Unity Gonzalo Abella 19,728 0.84 0 –1 0 0
Green Animalist Party Gustavo Salle 19,392 0.83 0 New 0 New
Digital Party Daniel Goldman 6,363 0.27 0 New 0 New
Workers' Party Rafael Fernández 1,387 0.06 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 88,399 91,612
Total 2,433,364 100 2,433,196 100 99 0 30 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,699,978 90.13 2,699,980 90.12
Source: Corte Electoral, El Pais (First round); Corte Electoral El Pais (Second round)
Popular vote (First round)
FA
40.49%
PN
29.70%
PC
12.80%
CA
11.46%
PERI
1.43%
PG
1.12%
PI
1.01%
Others
2.00%
Popular vote (second round)
Lacalle
50.62%
Martínez
49.38%
Seats (chamber)
FA
42.42%
PN
30.30%
PC
13.13%
CA
11.11%
PERI
1.11%
PG
1.11%
PI
1.11%
Seats (senate)
FA
43.33%
PN
33.33%
PC
13.33%
CA
10.00%

Past elections and referendumsEdit

Local electionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elecciones en Uruguay: con el 100% de las mesas escrutadas, ¿cómo terminó la votación?". La Nación (in Spanish). 2019-11-25. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  2. ^ a b "Uruguay election: Lacalle wins presidency as rival concedes". BBC.com. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Lacalle won with 48.8% and Martínez obtained 47.3% in the 2019 ballot: look at the results". El Pais. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.

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