The Chamber of Senators of Uruguay (Cámara de Senadores de Uruguay), or Senate, is the upper house of the General Assembly of Uruguay (Asamblea General del Uruguay). It has 30 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation; the Vice-president presides over the chamber's sessions.
Chamber of Senators
Cámara de Senadores
|49th Legislature of the Chamber of Senators|
Upper House of the General Assembly of Uruguay
|Founded||4 October 1830|
|Party-list proportional representation|
|27 October 2019|
|The Senate into the Palacio Legislativo|
The composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article Ninety-eight of the Uruguayan Constitution. It also requires that the senators must be at least 30 years old and have been Uruguayan citizens for seven years. In addition to the functions that it performs jointly with the House of Representatives through the General Assembly, it stands out as a competence that falls solely on the House of Senators to open a public trial to those accused by the House of Representatives or the Junta Departamental, in their case, and pronounce sentence for the sole purpose of separating them from their positions, by two-thirds of the total number of its components.
|Partido Ecologista Radical Intransigente||33,461||1.43||0||0|
|Party of the Folk||26,313||1.12||0||0|
|Green Animalist Party||19,392||0.83||0||New|
|Source: Corte Electoral; El País|
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