Rodolfo González Rissotto

Rodolfo González Rissotto (October 7, 1949 – March 28, 2020) was a Uruguayan professor, historian and politician affiliated with the National Party.

During the presidency of Luis Alberto Lacalle, he was the Director of Education at the Ministry of Education and Culture. Near the end of the term, in February 1995, he briefly held the title of Minister of National Defense.

From 1996 through 2010, he was Minister at Uruguay's Electoral Court.[1]

He wrote a book, Women and Politics in Uruguay.[2] He also did work in electoral theory. His work included "Direct Democracy: The Case of Uruguay,"[3] which examines the referendum as a political instrument.

He died in March 2020 of COVID-19, becoming Uruguay's first death in the pandemic.[4]


  1. ^ "La gestión de la Corte Electoral durante 14 años". EL PAIS. July 19, 2010. Archived from the original on July 23, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  2. ^ Mujeres y Política en el Uruguay
  3. ^ Democracia Directa: El Caso de Uruguay
  4. ^ "Uruguay registers first death in the country from coronavirus". Globo. Retrieved 29 March 2020.