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Uruguay

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Asamblea General (General Assembly)
Chamber name
Cámara de Senadores (Senate)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1930 to 1935
from 1985
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the General Assembly and of the Senat
Speaker
Lucía Topolansky (Female)
Year of birth
1944
Term
13.09.2017
Additional information
Vice-President of the Republic

Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
First Secretary (Secretary General)
Secretary General
José Pedro Montero (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 3 March 2015 for the 48th Legislature (2015 - 2020).

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
30
Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
1
Note on the statutory number of members
Other: the Vice-President of the Republic is an ex officio member.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
31
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Men
Not available
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Women
Not available
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Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
3,432
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
26,400 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Gustavo Penadés Etchebarne (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Luis Gallo Imperiale (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 0 7 2 11 6 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 7 Total >= 46: 23
Male 0 0 0 4 2 8 5 2 0 0 21
Female 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 9
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger23.33%13.33%10%
Members for whom data is available
30 See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Candidates of both sexes must be represented in every three places on electoral lists, either throughout the entire list or in the first fifteen places. Where only two seats are contested, one of the two candidates must be a woman
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.