Uruguayan general election, 1999

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Uruguayan general election, 1999
Uruguay
1994 ←
31 October and 29 November 1999 → 2004

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Nominee Jorge Batlle Ibáñez Tabaré Vázquez
Party Colorado Party Broad Front
Running mate Luis Antonio Hierro López Rodolfo Nin
Popular vote 1,158,708 982,049
Percentage 54.13% 45.87%

President before election

Julio María Sanguinetti
Colorado Party

Elected President

Jorge Batlle
Colorado Party

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General elections were held in Uruguay on 31 October 1999 alongside a double referendum, with a second round of the presidential election on 28 November.[1] The election resulted in a victory for the Broad Front – Progressive Encounter alliance in the General Assembly elections, together with a win for Jorge Batlle Ibáñez of the Colorado Party in the presidential election.

Results[edit]

Although Vázquez obtained a plurality of more than 7% over Batlle in the first round, in the second round roughly 90% of voters of Lacalle in the first round switched to Batlle (following the endorsement of the National Party in favour of the Batlle candidacy), enabling him to win the election with a comfortable 8% margin. In the parliamentary elections, the party of losing presidential candidate Tabaré Vázquez won the most seats, though they failed to gain a parliamentary majority.

Party Presidential candidate First round Second round Seats
Votes % Votes % Chamber +/– Senate +/–
Broad Front–Progressive Encounter Tabaré Vázquez 861,202 40.1 981,778 45.9 40 +9 12 +3
Colorado Party Jorge Batlle Ibáñez 703,915 32.8 1,158,708 54.1 33 +1 10 –1
National Party Luis Alberto Lacalle 478,980 22.3 22 –9 7 –3
New Space Rafael Michelini 97,943 4.6 4 –1 1 0
Civic Union Luis Pieri 5,109 0.2 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 57,735 65,626
Total 2,204,884 100 2,206,112 100 99 0 30 –1
Registered voters/turnout 2,402,160 91.8 2,402,135 91.8
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p494 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3

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