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The Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) is the upper house of the General Assembly (Asamblea General) of Uruguay. The Chamber has 30 members elected for a five year term by proportional representation; the vice-president of Uruguay presides over the chamber's sessions. As of the most recent general election, 16 Senators represent the Broad Front, 9 represent the National Party, and 5 represent the Colorado Party [1]


Latest elections

e • d  2009 Uruguayan parliamentary election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Chamber of
Broad Front 1,093,869 47.49 50 16
National Party 657,327 28.54 30 9
Colorado Party 383,912 16.67 17 5
Independent Party 56,156 2.44 2
Popular Assembly 15,166 0.66
Total 2,303,336 100.00
Registered voters 2,563,250 89.86% turnout
Source: Corte Electoral

Current Senators

As of the Uruguayan general election, 2004.

Name Party Sector
Rodolfo Nin Novoa (President) Frente Amplio Progressive Alliance
Sergio Abreu National Party National Alliance
Ernesto Agazzi (1) Frente Amplio MPP
Isaac Alfie (2) Colorado Party List 15
Juan Justo Amaro Colorado Party List 15
Enrique Antía National Party Correntada Wilsonista
Mariano Arana (3) Frente Amplio Vertiente Artiguista
Marina Arismendi (4) Frente Amplio Communist Party of Uruguay
Danilo Astori (5) Frente Amplio Uruguay Assembly
Alberto Cid Frente Amplio Uruguay Assembly
Alberto Couriel Frente Amplio MPP
Eber da Rosa National Party National Alliance
Susana Dalmás Frente Amplio Uruguay Assembly
Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro Frente Amplio MPP
Francisco Gallinal National Party Correntada Wilsonista
Reinaldo Gargano (6) Frente Amplio Socialist Party of Uruguay
Luis Alberto Heber National Party Herrerism
Gustavo Lapaz National Party Herrerism
Julio Lara National Party National Alliance
Jorge Larrañaga National Party National Alliance
Héctor Lescano (7) Frente Amplio Progressive Alliance
Ruperto Long National Party National Alliance
Rafael Michelini Frente Amplio List 99.000
Carlos Moreira National Party National Alliance
José Mujica (8) Frente Amplio MPP
Gustavo Penadés National Party Herrerism
Enrique Rubio (9) Frente Amplio Vertiente Artiguista
Julio María Sanguinetti Colorado Party Foro Batllista
Jorge Saravia Frente Amplio MPP
Víctor Vaillant Frente Amplio MPP
Mónica Xavier Frente Amplio Socialist Party of Uruguay
  • (1) Assistant Secretary (Deputy Minister) of Livestock since 2005, replaced Leonardo Nicolini (2005 - 2007) and Alberto Breccia (since February 2007).
  • (2) On resignation of Jorge Batlle.
  • (3) Minister of Housing since 2005, replaced Margarita Percovich.
  • (4) Minister for Social Development since 2005, replaced Eduardo Lorier.
  • (5) Minister of Economy from 2005 to 2008, replaced Carlos Baráibar.
  • (6) Foreign Minister since 2005, replaced José Korzeniak.
  • (7) Minister of Tourism since 2005, replaced Eduardo Ríos.
  • (8) was Minister of Livestock between 2005 and 2008, replaced by Lucía Topolansky.
  • (9) resigned in March 2007 to assume ownership of the OPP, as did Juan José Bentancor.

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