Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay

Chamber of Representatives

Cámara de Representantes
49th Legislature of the Chamber of Deputies
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Lower House of the General Assembly of Uruguay
History
Founded19 October 1830
Leadership
Sebastián Andújar, National Party
since 1 March 2023
1st Vice President
Gustavo Olmos, Broad Front
since 7 March 2022
Structure
Seats99
Political groups
Government (56)

Opposition (43)

Elections
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
27 October 2019
Next election
2024
Meeting place
Chamber of Representatives, Legislative Palace, Montevideo, Uruguay
Website
Official website

The Chamber of Representatives (Spanish: Cámara de Representantes) is the lower house of the General Assembly of Uruguay (Asamblea General de Uruguay). The Chamber has 99 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation with at least two members per department.

The composition and powers of the Chamber of Representatives are established by Article Ninety of the Uruguayan Constitution. It also requires that members must be aged at least 25 and have been a citizen of Uruguay for five years. It is the competence of the Chamber of Representatives to accuse in the Senate members of both houses, the President and Vice President of the Republic, the Ministers of State, the members of the Supreme Court, the Administrative Litigation Court, the Court of Accounts and the Electoral Court, either for violating the Constitution or other serious crimes.

Latest elections

Party Chamber of Representatives
Votes % Seats +/–
Broad Front 949,376 40.49 42 –8
National Party 696,452 29.70 30 –2
Colorado Party 300,177 12.80 13 0
Open Cabildo 268,736 11.46 11 New
Partido Ecologista Radical Intransigente 33,461 1.43 1 +1
Party of the Folk 26,313 1.12 1 +1
Independent Party 23,580 1.01 1 –2
Popular Unity 19,728 0.84 0 –1
Green Animalist Party 19,392 0.83 0 New
Digital Party 6,363 0.27 0 New
Workers' Party 1,387 0.06 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 88,399
Total 2,433,364 100 99 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,699,978 90.13
Source: Corte Electoral; El País Archived 2020-01-17 at the Wayback Machine

Representatives

President

The Presidency of the Chamber is renewed at the beginning of each session. Every year, a Representative is elected by the rest of the members as its President. The current officeholder of the Chamber of Representatives is Sebastián Andújar, who took office on March 1, 2023.

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

2014–2019

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

2019–

42 30 13 11 1 1 1
Broad Front National Party Colorado Party Open Cabildo IP PG PERI

See also

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