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Uruguay

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

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 Representantes (House of Representatives)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1930-01 to 1935-01
from 1985-01
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 House of Representatives
Speaker
Jorge Gandini  (Male)
Year of birth
1966
Term
01.03.2018 to 28.02.2019

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 (Secretaria Redactora)
Secretary general
Virginia Ortiz (Female)
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.
99
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
99
Note on the statutory number of members
The Speaker's term of office commences on 1 March of every year and ends at the end of February the following year.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
99
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
77
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
22
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
22.22% See historical data for this field.
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
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
26,400 See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
30
Youngest member
Daniel Caggiani Gómez (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Doreen Javier Ibarra Ferreira (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 3 18 6 17 34 18 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 27 Total >= 46: 72
Male 0 1 16 6 16 25 15 3 0 0 82
Female 0 2 2 0 1 9 3 0 0 0 17
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.03%1.01%2.02%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger21.21%17.17%4.04%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger27.27%23.23%4.04%
Members for whom data is available
99 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.
No
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Yes
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.
No