Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay

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Chamber of Representatives
Cámara de Representantes
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
José Carlos Mahía, FA
Since 1 March 2017
Structure
Seats 99
Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay 2014.svg
Political groups
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
26 October 2014
Meeting place
2016 columnas de la fachada del Palacio Legislativo de Montevideo.jpg
Palacio Legislativo, seat of the General Assembly
Website
Official website
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The Chamber of Representatives (Spanish: Cámara de Representantes)[1] is the lower house of the General Assembly of Uruguay (Asamblea General). The Chamber has 99 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation with at least two members per department. As of the last election, the Broad Front has retained its majority with 50 Deputies with the National Party receiving 31, the Colorado Party receiving 17, and the Independent Party electing two.[2]

Latest elections

e • d Summary of the 26 October 2014 General Assembly of Uruguay election
and the 30 November 2014 presidential election run-off.
Party or coalition
Presidential candidate
First round (General election) Second round
(Presidential runoff)
Votes % Seats
Chamber +/– Senate +/– Votes %
Broad Front
Tabaré Vázquez
1,134,187 49.45 50 0 15 –1 1,226,105 56.63
National Party
Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou
732,601 31.94 32 +2 10 +1 939,074 43.37
Colorado Party
Pedro Bordaberry
305,699 13.33 13 –4 4 –1
Independent Party
Pablo Mieres
73,379 3.20 3 +1 1 +1
Popular Assembly
Gonzalo Abella
26,869 1.17 1 +1 0 0
Partido Ecologista Radical Intransigente
César Vega
17,835 0.78 0 N/A 0 N/A
Workers' Party
Rafael Fernández
3,218 0.14 0 N/A 0 N/A
Total 2,372,117 100 99 0 30 0 2,321,230 100
Invalid/blank votes 78,329 156,051
Registered voters/turnout 2,620,791 90.51 2,620,791 88.57
Source: Corte Electoral, Buenos Aires Herald

Historical seat division

1989–1994

39 30 21 9
National Party Colorado Party PE PP

1994–1999

32 31 31 5
Colorado Party National Party PE NS

1999–2004

40 33 22 4
PE Colorado Party National Party NS

2004–2009

52 36 10 1
Broad Front National Party Colorado IP

2009–2014

50 30 17 2
Broad Front National Party Colorado Party IP

2014–

50 32 13 3 1
Broad Front National Party Colorado Party IP PA

See also

References

  1. ^ "Uruguay Cámara de Representantes (House of Representatives)". Inter-Parliamentary Union. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Uruguayan ruling coalition retains majority in next Parliament". 

External links

  • Official website House of Representatives of Uruguay (Spanish)
  • Politics Data Bank at the Social Sciences School - Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

Coordinates: 34°53′28″S 56°11′14″W / 34.89111°S 56.18722°W / -34.89111; -56.18722

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