Chamber of Senators

Cámara de Senadores
49th Legislature of the Chamber of Senators
Coat of arms or logo
Upper House of the General Assembly of Uruguay
Founded4 October 1830[1]
Beatriz Argimón (National Party)
since 1 March 2020
Political groups
Government coalition (17)
  •   National Party (10)
  •   Colorado Party (4)
  •   Open Cabildo (3)


Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
27 October 2019
Meeting place
The Senate into the Palacio Legislativo
Official website
The Palacio Legislativo, meeting place of the Senate

The Chamber of Senators of Uruguay (Cámara de Senadores de Uruguay), or Senate, is the upper house of the General Assembly of Uruguay (Asamblea General del Uruguay). It has 30 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation; the Vice-president presides over the chamber's sessions.

The composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article Ninety-eight of the Uruguayan Constitution. It also requires that the senators must be at least 30 years old and have been Uruguayan citizens for seven years.[2] In addition to the functions that it performs jointly with the House of Representatives through the General Assembly, it stands out as a competence that falls solely on the House of Senators to open a public trial to those accused by the House of Representatives or the Junta Departamental, in their case, and pronounce sentence for the sole purpose of separating them from their positions, by two-thirds of the total number of its components.[3]

Latest elections

Main article: 2019 Uruguayan general election

As of the 2019 general election, 13 Senators represent the Frente Amplio, 10 represent the National Party, 4 represent the Colorado Party, and 3 represent the Open Cabildo Party.

Party Senate
Votes % Seats +/–
Broad Front 949,376 40.49 13 –2
National Party 696,452 29.70 10 0
Colorado Party 300,177 12.80 4 0
Open Cabildo 268,736 11.46 3 New
Partido Ecologista Radical Intransigente 33,461 1.43 0 0
Party of the Folk 26,313 1.12 0 0
Independent Party 23,580 1.01 0 –1
Popular Unity 19,728 0.84 0 0
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 30 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,699,978 90.13
Source: Corte Electoral; El País


Main article: 49th Legislature of the Chamber of Senators of Uruguay

See also


  1. ^ PRESIDENCIA DE LA ASAMBLEA GENERAL Y DEL SENADO PRESIDENCIA DE LA CAMARA DE REPRESENTANTES (October 29, 2013). "Parlamentarios Uruguayos 1830-2005" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Cámara de Senadores | Parlamento". Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  3. ^ "Poder Legislativo". 2006-02-21. Archived from the original on 2006-02-21. Retrieved 2020-03-28.

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