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Cámara de Representantes (House of Representatives)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Asamblea General / General Assembly
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Cámara de Representantes / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Cámara de Senadores / Senate
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 26 October 2014
Purpose of elections 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.
Date of previous elections: 25 October 2009

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: 15 February 2015

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: 27 October 2019

Number of seats at stake: 99 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: Not available

Percentage of women candidates: Not available

Number of parties contesting the election: 7

Number of parties winning seats: 5

Alternation of power: No

Number of parties in government: 1

Names of parties in government: Broad Front (FA)

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 15 February 2015

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Alejandro Sanchez (Broad Front, FA)
Voter turnout
Round no 126 October 2014
Number of registered electors
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
2'240'398 (85.49%)

Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
Broad Front (FA)
National Party (PN)
Colorado Party
Independent Party (PI)
Popular Assembly (AP)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total
Broad Front (FA) 50
National Party (PN) 32
Colorado Party 13
Independent Party (PI) 3
Popular Assembly (AP) 1
Distribution of seats according to sex
Percent of women
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Note on the number of women:
- 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)

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