2004 Uruguayan general election

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Uruguayan general election, 2004

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Nominee Tabaré Vázquez Jorge Larrañaga Guillermo Stirling
Party Broad Front National Party Colorado Party
Running mate Rodolfo Nin Sergio Abreu Tabaré Viera
Popular vote 1,124,761 764,739 231,036
Percentage 51.67%' 35.13% 10.61%

President before election

Jorge Batlle
Colorado Party

Elected President

Tabaré Vázquez
Broad Front

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General elections were held in Uruguay on 31 October, alongside a constitutional referendum.[1][2] The result was a victory for the Broad Front, which won a majority of seats in the Chamber of Deputies, and whose candidate, Tabaré Vázquez, was elected President. Vázquez took 51.6 percent of the vote, enough to win without the need for a runoff. It was the first–and to date, only–time since Uruguay instituted a two-round system for presidential elections in 1999 that a presidential candidate has been able to win the presidency in a single round.

Results

President

Candidate Party Votes %
Tabaré Vázquez Broad Front–Progressive Encounter 1,124,761 51.7
Jorge Larrañaga National Party 764,739 35.1
Guillermo Stirling Colorado Party 231,036 10.6
Pablo Mieres Independent Party 41,011 1.9
Victor Lissidini Intransigent Party 8,572 0.4
Aldo Lamorte Civic Union 4,859 0.2
Julio Vera Liberal Party 1,548 0.1
Rafael Fernández Workers Party 513 0.0
Invalid/blank votes 52,421
Total 2,229,460 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,487,816 89.6
Source: Nohlen

General Assembly

Party Votes % Chamber of Deputies Senate
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Broad Front–Progressive Encounter 1,124,761 51.7 52 +12 16 +4
National Party 764,739 35.1 36 +14 11 +4
Colorado Party 231,036 10.6 10 –23 3 –7
Independent Party 41,011 1.9 1 New 0 New
Intransigent Party 8,572 0.4 0 0
Civic Union 4,859 0.2 0 0
Liberal Party 1,548 0.1 0 0
Workers' Party 513 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 52,572
Total 2,229,611 100 99 0 30 –1
Registered voters/turnout 2,487,816 89.6
Source: Corte Electoral

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p494 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ "2004 Uruguayan election results" (in Spanish). Corte Electoral. Retrieved 6 February 2014.

External links

  • Politics Data Bank at the Social Sciences School – Universidad de la República (Uruguay)


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