Uruguayan general election, 2014

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Uruguayan general election, 2014
Uruguay
2009 ←
26 October 2014 (first round)
30 November 2014 (second round)

→ 2019

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Nominee Tabaré Vázquez Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou
Party Broad Front National Party
Running mate Raúl Fernando Sendic Rodríguez Jorge Larrañaga

President before election

José Mujica
Broad Front

Elected President

TBD

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The Uruguayan general election, 2014 will take place on 26 October 2014. If no candidate receives the absolute majority, a runoff will take place on 30 November 2014.

Since incumbent President José Mujica, who won the 2009 election, is ineligible to run due to constitutional term limits, the government party must choose a new candidate.

On 1 June 2014, primary elections are being held for all the parties wishing to run for the Presidency.

Upcoming challenges[edit]

There will be around 250,000 new voters in this election, most of them not used to traditional media, which constitutes a big challenge for the candidates.[1] Campaign managers and advertising agents are taking notice of this new trend, and plan to implement an important portion of their campaign via social media.[2]

Primaries[edit]

Candidates[edit]

According to the opinion polls,[3] the political landscape remained stable for a long time, due to the fact that most of the candidates with chances had already run for the previous election;[4] although there were some surprises:[5]

Smaller parties

Many other smaller parties, most of them new, will also take part in the electoral process.

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample size Broad Front National Party Colorado Party Independent Party Popular Unity None/Unsure
Cifra[12] 10–21 July 2013 1,021 43% 25% 14% 2% - 16%
Mori[13] 21 December 2013 - 44% 25% 14% 2% - 11%
Cifra[14] 19 February 2014 1,000 45% 28% 15% - - -
Uruguayan Senate election, 2014
Uruguay
2009 ←
26 October 2013
→ 2018

30 seats to the Senate
16 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Broad Front National Party Colorado Party
Seats before 16 9 5

Senate Majority Leader before election

Danilo Astori
Broad Front

Senate Majority Leader

TBD

Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies election, 2014
Uruguay
2009 ←
26 October 2013
→ 2018

99 seats to the Chamber of Deputies
50 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Broad Front National Party Colorado Party
Seats before 50 30 17

Chamber of Deputies
Majority Leader before election

Roque Arregui FA (2009)
Ivonne Passada FA (2010)
Luis Lacalle Pou NP (2011)
Jorge Orrico FA (2012)
Germán Cardoso CP (2013)
Anibal Pereyra FA (2014)

Chamber of Deputies
Majority Leader

TBD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.
  1. ^ "New voters, a mysterious lot". El Observador. 29 January 2014.  (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Advertising agents working behind the candidates". El Observador. 6 February 2014.  (Spanish)
  3. ^ Cifra opinion polls (Spanish)
  4. ^ Elections and renewal (Spanish)
  5. ^ a b c d "Unexpected victory of Lacalle Pou in the Uruguayan primaries". EL PAIS. 02-06-2014.  (Spanish)
  6. ^ "Reserved diagnostic". Brecha. 8-3-2013.  (Spanish)
  7. ^ "The Broad Front's candidates and platform". El Observador. 25 November 2013.  (Spanish)
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Candidate profiles". La Diaria. 27 December 2013.  (Spanish)
  9. ^ "The only real primaries". EL PAIS. 10-3-2013.  (Spanish)
  10. ^ a b Two more candidates ready to fight (Spanish)
  11. ^ Hasta donde nos lleve la gente (Spanish)
  12. ^ "Fifteen months ahead of presidential election, Uruguay’s ruling coalition continues to lead". Merco Press. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Uruguay's ruling coalition ends 2013 with a majority lead in public opinion". Merco Press. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ruling party leads in opinion polls". The Economist. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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