Uruguay

House of Representatives

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1930 to 1934
from 1985
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title
President of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Ana Olivera Pessano (Female)
Date of birth: 17 Dec 1953
Term
01 Mar 2024 to 14 Feb 2025
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.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
First Secretary (Secretario Redactor)
Secretary General
Fernando Ripoll Falcone (Male)
Term
22 Apr 2020
Notes

Elected on 22 April 2020 for the 49th Legislature (2020 - 2025).

Members

Statutory number of members
99
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
99
Current number of members
99
Men
74
Women
25
Percentage of women
25.3%
Statutory number of members per country 
130
Population (in thousands)
3,426
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
26,354

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
48.7
(2020-02)
Youngest member
Sebastián Cal Urrutia (Male)
Youngest member (years)
30
Number of members, by age (2020-02)
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
Male 0 1 25 4 13 23 12 1 0 0 79
Female 0 0 5 1 3 8 3 0 0 0 20
Totals per age interval 0 1 30 5 16 31 15 1 0 0 99
Total <= 45: 36 Total >= 46: 63
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
1.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
31.3% 26% 5.1%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
36.4% 30% 6.1%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
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

Sources: Cf. Law nº 18.476, Article 2.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No