The Uruguayan presidential line of succession is the set order in which officials of the Uruguayan government assume the office of head of state if the incumbent President of Uruguay becomes incapacitated, dies, resigns, or is removed from office. The line of succession is set out in Article 153 of the Uruguayan Constitution and follows the order of the Vice President and the Senator of the list most voted for of the political party by which they were elected.
Current order of successionEdit
|President||Luis Lacalle Pou||National|
|1||Vice President||Beatriz Argimón||National|
|2||Senator||Graciela Bianchi [A]||National|
|4||Senator||Gloria Rodríguez Santo||National|
- During the second administration of Julio María Sanguinetti, Senator Luis Bernardo Pozzolo held the presidency temporarily for three days.
- During the administration of José Mujica, Senator Alberto Couriel held the presidency temporarily for one day.
- During the second administration of Tabaré Vázquez, in the first days of June 2018, Senator Patricia Ayala temporarily held the presidency.
- Álvaro Delgado was elected senator and took office on February 15, 2020; However, in March of the same year, he preferred the position of Secretary of the Presidency, therefore, while he remains in it, he is barred from accessing the presidential succession.
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