2004 Uruguayan general election

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General elections were held in Uruguay on 31 October, alongside a constitutional referendum.[1][2] The result was a victory for the Broad Front, marking the first time a party other than the Colorado Party or National Party had held power since the two parties were formed in the 1830s.

2004 Uruguayan general election

← 1999 31 October 2004 2009 →
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Nominee Tabaré Vázquez Jorge Larrañaga Guillermo Stirling
Party Broad Front National Party Colorado Party
Running mate Rodolfo Nin Sergio Abreu Tabaré Viera
Popular vote 1,124,761 764,739 231,036
Percentage 51.67% 35.13% 10.61%

President before election

Jorge Batlle
Colorado Party

Elected President

Tabaré Vázquez
Broad Front

As a result of the Broad Front receiving more than 50% of the vote, its leader, Tabaré Vázquez, was elected president without the need for a second round. To date, this is the only time that a presidential election has been decided in a single round since the two-round system was introduced in 1999. The Broad Front also won majorities in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.

Presidential candidatesEdit

Party Candidate Ideology Previous result
Votes (%) Seats
Broad Front–Progressive Encounter–New Majority   Tabaré Vázquez Democratic socialism

Social democracy

44.67%
44 / 99
13 / 30
National Party   Jorge Larrañaga Conservatism

Christian democracy

22.31%
22 / 99
7 / 30
Colorado Party   Guillermo Stirling Liberalism 32.78%
33 / 99
10 / 30
Independent Party   Pablo Mieres Social democracy

Christian democracy

New party

ResultsEdit

  
Party Presidential candidate Votes % Seats
Chamber +/– Senate +/–
Broad Front–Progressive Encounter Tabaré Vázquez 1,124,761 51.67 52 +12 16 +4
National Party Jorge Larrañaga 764,739 35.13 36 +14 11 +4
Colorado Party Guillermo Stirling 231,036 10.61 10 –23 3 –7
Independent Party Pablo Mieres 41,011 1.90 1 New 0 New
Intransigent Party Victor Lissidini 8,572 0.39 0 0
Civic Union Aldo Lamorte 4,859 0.22 0 0
Liberal Party Julio Vera 1,548 0.07 0 0
Workers Party Rafael Fernández 513 0.02 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 52,613
Total 2,229,611 100 99 0 30 –1
Registered voters/turnout 2,487,816 89.62
Source: Corte Electoral

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p494 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ "2004 Uruguayan election results" (in Spanish). Corte Electoral. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2014.

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