Uruguay

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House of Representatives

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Martín Lema (Male)
Year of birth
1982
Additional information
For the first year of the five-year term of the legislature, the Speaker occupies the post from 15 February until the end of February of the next year. For the rest second, third and the fourth year of the legislature, the Speaker occupies the post from 1 March until the end of February of the next year. The last Speaker of the legislature occupies the post from 1 March until 14 February of the following year.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Fernando Ripoll Falcone (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 22 April 2020 for the 49th Legislature (2020 - 2025).

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
78
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
21
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
21.21% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
48.68
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Sebastián Cal Urrutia (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
36 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
63 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
79 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
20 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1 See historical data for this field.
31-40
30 See historical data for this field.
41-45
5 See historical data for this field.
46-50
16 See historical data for this field.
51-60
31 See historical data for this field.
61-70
15 See historical data for this field.
71-80
1 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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 1 30 5 16 31 15 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 36 Total >= 46: 63
Male 0 1 25 4 13 23 12 1 0 0 79
Female 0 0 5 1 3 8 3 0 0 0 20
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.01%1.01%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger31.31%26.26%5.05%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger36.36%30.3%6.06%

Reserved seats and quotas

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
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
80
Number of women elected
19
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
19.19%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
19

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
80
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
19
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Martín Lema (Male)
Political party
National Party (PN)
Date of election
15.02.2020
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1932
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1932
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1942

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Bicameral Women's Caucus
(March 2000)
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
Membership is open to all Deputies, Senators and their alternates, across parties, with interest in the topic.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
Main themes: gender violence, women's health, budget, trafficking and sexual exploitation, the National Integrated Care System, and political participation.

A big success has been the approval of a law against domestic violence - legislators worked to educate men to pass this law (there were only 10% of women in parliament when this law was passed).

The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee