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]

President[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 rather comfortable 8% margin.

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

General Assembly[edit]

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 Votes % Chamber of Deputies Senate
Seats +/– Seats +/–
Broad Front–Progressive Encounter 861,202 40.1 40 +9 12 +3
Colorado Party 703,915 32.8 33 +1 10 –1
National Party 478,980 22.3 22 –9 7 –3
New Space 97,943 4.6 4 –1 1 0
Civic Union 5,109 0.2 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 57,735
Total 2,204,884 100 99 0 30 –1
Registered voters/turnout 2,402,160 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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