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.
27.10.2019
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.
27.10.2024
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

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
2,699,978
Votes Number of people who actually voted
2,433,364
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
90.13%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Broad Front (FA), which endorsed former Mayor of Montevideo Daniel Martínez as its presidential candidate, remained the largest party in both chambers of the General Assembly but failed to retain the majority. It took 42 seats in the 99-member House of Representatives and 13 seats in the 31-member Senate (see note 1). The National Party (PN), which endorsed Mr. Luis Lacalle Pou as its presidential candidate, remained the second largest party. No candidates secured the requisite majority vote in the presidential elections, held in parallel with the parliamentary elections. In the run-off elections held on 24 November, Mr. Lacalle Pou (PN) – the son of former President Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera – narrowly defeated Mr. Martínez (FA), who had finished first in the first round (see note 2). Mr. Lacalle Pou is due to be sworn in as the new President on 1 March 2020 – to succeed Mr. Tabaré Vázquez (FA) – along with his running mate, Ms. Beatriz Argimón, who will succeed Ms. Lucía Topolansky as Vice President. During election campaigning, the major parties focused on security issues, promising to put more surveillance cameras and police officers on the street to tackle crime. The PN promised to reduce government spending to overcome a fiscal deficit of nearly 5 per cent of GDP. Note 1: In addition to 30 directly elected senators, the Vice President of the Republic is an ex officio member of the Senate and serves as the Senate President. Note 2: After the first round, Mr. Lacalle Pou (PN) forged an alliance with several political parties including the Colorado Party (PC), the Open Cabildo and the Independent Party (PI).
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
7
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.
42.42%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Broad Front (FA) 42
National Party (PN) 30
Colorado Party (PC) 13
Open Cabildo 11
Independent Party (PI) 1
People’s Party 1
Ecologist Radical Intransigent Party (P.E.R.I.) 1
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%
Sources
IPU Group (03.12.2019, 19.12.2019) https://eleccionesnacionales.corteelectoral.gub.uy/ResumenResultados.htm# BBC AFP
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
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.
15.02.2020
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