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Uruguay

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House of Representatives

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
26.10.2014
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
15.02.2015
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
27.10.2019
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
99
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Yes
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
7

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
2,620,791
Votes Number of people who actually voted
2,240,398
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
85.49%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The ruling coalition, the Broad Front (FA) of outgoing president Jose Mujica, retained its leadership of both chambers of Congress by taking 50 seats in the 99-member House of Representatives and 15 of the 30 directly elected seats in the Senate. The National Party (PN) took 32 and 10 seats respectively. The Colorado Party (PC) came in third, taking 10 and four seats. President Mujica, who was constitutionally barred from running for a second consecutive term as President, was elected to the Senate. The FA's presidential candidate, former President Tabare Vazquez, won the run-off presidential elections on 30 November, defeating the PN's candidate, Mr. Luis Lacalle Pou. The PC's candidate, Mr. Pedro Bordaberry, finished third in the first round, and supported Mr. Pou in the second round. Both the FA and the PN pledged to boost economy. The FA promised to continue the policies of the outgoing President, which included legalization of gay marriage and abortion. It planned to create the world's first State-run marijuana marketplace, in which the government would regulate the production and sale of marijuana nationwide. The PN - whose 41-year old presidential candidate ran against the 74-year old former President Tabare - called for generation renewal. It promised to halt the plan to set up a marijuana marketplace.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
71.43%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
50.51%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Broad Front (FA)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Broad Front (FA) 50
National Party (PN) 32
Colorado Party 13
Independent Party (PI) 3
Popular Assembly (AP) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
83
Number of women elected
16
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.
16.16%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- The list of candidates-elect comprised a total of 18 women titular members, of whom three were elected both to the House of Representatives and the Senate. - Two of them resigned from the House, while one remained, leaving 16 women titular members, in November 2014. - One of the two women members who resigned was subsequently replaced by her woman substitute member, bringing the total number of women to 17. - Before the first sitting of the newly elected House of Representatives in February 2015, one more woman substitute member was sworn in, replacing a male titular member, thereby increasing the number of women to 18. - The number of women decreased again to 16 in March 2015 when two women members were replaced by their male substitute members.
Sources
IPU Group (19.11.2014, 21.11.2014, 01.01.2015, 29.05.2015, 01.01.2017) Corte Electoral
Women Directly Elected
16

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.
83
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.
16
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
41
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
15.02.2015
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.
Alejandro Sanchez (Male)
Political party
Broad Front (FA)